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Coding Validator Job

Job Number: RIH18731

Job Title: Coding validator

Department: Outpatient Coding Services - 1014681

Facility: Rhode Island Hospital

Location: Providence, RI

Reports to Director, Coding. Ensures accurate coding and data quality, creating consistency and efficiency in inpatient and/or outpatient services through ongoing performance of ICD-10-CM and/or CPT coding validation and accurate MS DRG, APR DRG and/or outpatient APC.


Associate degree in health information technology (preferably with RHIT) and/or successful completion of coding certification program. Understanding of the content of the medical record. Trained in medical terminology, medical science, disease processes anatomy and physiology. Ability to recognize and understand clinical documentation pertinent for coding. Good writing skills to prepare compliant physician queries. Computer literate; capable of researching websites to access regulatory requirements. Ability to navigate the patient electronic medical record. Coding specialist certification required.


Five years coding optimization experience in an acute care facility. Past auditing experience or strong training background in coding preferred.