Coder Certified (Remote) - Surgery

companyWashington University In St. Louis School of Arts&Sciences
locationUnited States
PublishedPublished: 2/3/2024
Full Time

Scheduled Hours


Position Summary

Position reviews medical record documentation to determine appropriate billing codes and necessary documentation.

Job Description

Primary Duties & Responsibilities

  • Reviews the documentation in the record to identify all pertinent facts necessary to select the comprehensive diagnoses and procedures that fully describe the patients conditions and treatment.
  • Codes evaluation and management to appropriate CPT code and codes diagnosis to appropriate ICD-9 code.
  • Meets with physicians to review documentation, resolve coding and secure signature of all unsigned dates of service, tagging files for follow up.
  • Acts as lead person and assists coders with IBC staff with medical terminology and policy interpretation as required.
  • Assists with efforts to increase physician awareness of documentation requirements.
  • Prepares case reports and initiates follow-up for billing process.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Previous coding experience or experience equivalent to an associate’s degree in a related field.
  • Working knowledge of medical terminology and related computer systems.
  • Knowledge of ICD-10 and CPT coding.

Required Qualifications

  • Must have one of the following coding credentials: AHIMA (CCA, CCS, or CCS-P); AAPC (CPC, CPC-A, CPC-H, CPC-H-A, or one of the AAPC specialty-specific coding credentials (the specialty-specific credential is only valid for that employee’s department).
  • REQUIRED LICENSURE/CERTIFICATION/REGISTRATION: The RHIT or RHIA (or eligible) certification in health information management may be recognized in lieu of a coding credential and does not require experience.



Salary Range

$24.80 - $37.19 / HourlyThe salary range reflects base salaries paid for positions in a given job grade across the University. Individual rates within the range will be determined by factors including one's qualifications and performance, equity with others in the department, market rates for positions within the same grade and department budget.


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Pre-Employment Screening

All external candidates receiving an offer for employment will be required to submit to pre-employment screening for this position. The screenings will include criminal background check and, as applicable for the position, other background checks, drug screen, an employment and education or licensure/certification verification, physical examination, certain vaccinations and/or governmental registry checks. All offers are contingent upon successful completion of required screening.

Benefits Statement


  • Up to 22 days of vacation, 10 recognized holidays, and sick time.
  • Competitive health insurance packages with priority appointments and lower copays/coinsurance.
  • Want to Live Near Your Work and/or improve your commute? Take advantage of our free Metro transit U-Pass for eligible employees. We also offer a forgivable home loan of up to $12,500 for closing costs and a down payment for homes in eligible neighborhoods.
  • WashU provides eligible employees with a defined contribution (403(b)) Retirement Savings Plan, which combines employee contributions and university contributions starting at 7%.


  • Wellness challenges, annual health screenings, mental health resources, mindfulness programs and courses, employee assistance program (EAP), financial resources, access to dietitians, and more!


  • We offer 4 weeks of caregiver leave to bond with your new child. Family care resources are also available for your continued childcare needs. Need adult care? We’ve got you covered.
  • WashU covers the cost of tuition for you and your family, including dependent undergraduate-level college tuition up to 100% at WashU and 40% elsewhere after seven years with us.

For policies, detailed benefits, and eligibility, please visit: https://hr.wustl.edu/benefits/

EEO/AA Statement

Washington University in St. Louis is committed to the principles and practices of equal employment opportunity and especially encourages applications by those from underrepresented groups. It is the University’s policy to provide equal opportunity and access to persons in all job titles without regard to race, ethnicity, color, national origin, age, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, disability, protected veteran status, or genetic information.

Diversity Statement

Washington University is dedicated to building a diverse community of individuals who are committed to contributing to an inclusive environment – fostering respect for all and welcoming individuals from diverse backgrounds, experiences and perspectives. Individuals with a commitment to these values are encouraged to apply.