Penn Medicine Health Information Management Inpatient Coding Specialist (Level III) in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Health Information Management Inpatient Coding Specialist (Level III)

  • Job ID :72270

  • Job Category: Health Information Management/Coding

  • Specialty Area: Health Information Management/Coding

  • Primary Shift: Day

  • Work Schedule: Full-Time

  • Penn Medicine Entity: Corporate Services

  • Location: Philadelphia, PA

  • Address: 1500 Market Street

  • Education Required: Per Position Description

  • Experience Required: Per Position Description

  • Employment Type: Full-Time Regular

Penn Medicine is dedicated to our tripartite mission of providing the highest level of care to patients, conducting innovative research, and educating future leaders in the field of medicine. Working for this leading academic medical center means collaboration with top clinical, technical and business professionals across all disciplines.

Today at Penn Medicine, someone will make a breakthrough. Someone will heal a heart, deliver hopeful news, and give comfort and reassurance. Our employees shape our future each day. Are you living your life's work?

Position Description :

The Inpatient Coding Specialist (Level III) will perform all coding and abstracting for HUP, PPMC and PAH, by reviewing medical records and selecting the principal diagnosis, secondary diagnoses, principal procedure, and secondary procedures accurately. This individual will also perform analysis of the DRG assigned to produce the highest level of reimbursement to which the facility is legally entitled according to stringent coding and compliance guidelines. They will review and act as the gatekeeper for the provider query process, by being the single point of contact with the provider community. Assign high dollar and death charts to the coding staff in a fair and equitable manner as well as perform inpatient SMART reviews adhering to national and facility specific coding guidelines. Assists Coding Managers with other duties, as assigned.

Minimum Requirements :


• High school diploma or GED required.

• BA or BS in Health Information Management or related field preferred.

• Minimum of two-three years previous work experience coding at an inpatient academic medical center.

• Certified Coding Specialist-CCS (AHIMA) required

• RHIA or RHIT preferred.

Skill Requirements:

• Extensive knowledge of medical terminology, human anatomy & physiology, and clinical disease processes required.

• Extensive knowledge of ICD-10-CM/PCS classification systems.

• Ability to assess, prioritize and complete multiple tasks in a stressful environment.

• Familiarity with computerized encoders preferred.

Additional Information :

We believe that the best care for our patients starts with the best care for our employees. Our employee benefits programs help our employees get healthy and stay healthy. We offer a comprehensive compensation and benefits program that includes one of the finest prepaid tuition assistance programs in the region. Penn Medicine employees are actively engaged and committed to our mission. Together we will continue to make medical advances that help people live longer, healthier lives.

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We are an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action employer. Candidates are considered for employment without regard to race, ethnicity, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, religion, national origin, ancestry, age, disability, marital status, familial status, genetic information, domestic or sexual violence victim status, citizenship status, military status, status as a protected veteran or any other status protected by applicable law.