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Emory Healthcare/Emory University Hospital Inpatient Coder I in Decatur, Georgia



  • The Hospital Inpatient Coder I will be oriented in the application of clinical coding based on the official Coding Convention guidelines and the AHA Coding Clinic, to assign ICD-9 and/or ICD-10 codes to the highest level of accuracy for each inpatient encounter.

  • Works closely with the Coding Manager and/or designee in identifying key documentation to extrapolate for quality and reimbursement.

  • Plays a key role in billing, research, internal and external reporting, and regulatory compliance.

  • Ensures accuracy of DRGs and extraction of core data into the HIMs abstracting system.

  • Incumbent will also be instructed on the basic fundamentals of writing queries and establishing professional relationships with physicians, CDI, and other relevant individuals in order to facilitate the billing process.

  • Must maintain established productivity and achieve 95% accuracy rate on quality reviews.


  • High School diploma or equivalent preferred.

  • 2 yrs OP coding experience to include ambulatory surgery, observation, emergency dept and diagnostic coding; minimum use of clinical coding books required.

  • CPC, CPC-H, CCA, RHIA, RHIT, CCS, CCS-P certification.

PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS: (Medium-Heavy) 36-75 lbs, 0-33% of the work day (occasionally); 20-35 lbs, 34-66% of the workday; (frequently); 10-20 lbs, 67-100% of the workday (constantly); Lifting 75 lbs max; Carrying of objects up to 35 lbs; Occasional to frequent standing & walking; Occasional sitting; Close eye work (computers, typing, reading, writing); Physical demands may vary depending on assigned work area and work tasks;

ENVIRONMENTAL FACTORS: Factors affecting environment conditions may vary depending on the assigned work area and tasks. Environmental exposures include, but are not limited to: Blood-borne pathogen exposure; Bio-hazardous waste Chemicals/gases/fumes/vapors; Communicable diseases; Electrical shock; Floor Surfaces; Hot/Cold Temperatures; Indoor/Outdoor conditions; Latex; Lighting ; Patient care/handling injuries; Radiation ; Shift work; Travel may be required; Use of personal protective equipment, including respirators; environmental conditions may vary depending on assigned work area and work tasks

Additional Details

Hospital Inpatient Coder l-lll, Salary: $20.10- $40.85/hour, The grade and salary of the position are based on specific criteria met within the qualifications of each level, relevant experience, skills, performance and internal equity. This position is eligible for shift differentials.

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Division Emory Healthcare Inc.

Campus Location Decatur, GA, 30033

Campus Location US-GA-Decatur

Department EHI Health Records Integrity

Job Type Regular Full-Time

Job Number 117024

Job Category Revenue Cycle & Managed Care

Schedule 8a-4:30p

Standard Hours 40 Hours

Emory Healthcare is an Equal Employment Opportunity employer committed to providing equal opportunity in all of its employment practices and decisions. Emory Healthcare prohibits discrimination, harassment, and retaliation in employment based on race, color, religion, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, pregnancy, age (40 and over), disability, citizenship, genetic information, service in the uniformed services, veteran status or any other classification protected by applicable federal, state, or local law.