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Location: 100% Remote after training period (Even though this position is 100% remote after initial training, we only employ candidates residing in Florida, Iowa, Mississippi, North Carolina, Oklahoma, Virginia, West Virginia, or Wisconsin. You must currently reside or be willing to relocate to one of these states)

Hours: 40/week

This position may involve support of various hospitals and health care systems within the UNC Health Care System, but will be employed by Rex Hospital, Inc. (this includes, but is not limited to, for purposes of payroll, health benefits, retirement options, and applicable policies). If selected candidate is currently employed with UNC Health Care System, the candidate will remain on current payroll and benefits platform.

Performs the same duties as Medical Coder I and II – Hosp IP and Medical Coder I, II, III – Hosp OP, but also serves as a resource for Medical Coders (IP and OP) when needed on complex application of codes. Participates in and mentors coders, provides problem resolution and feedback to supervisors. Assists and serves as back-up to the Medical Coder Auditor – Hosp IP &OP as needed on completing PWC SMART coding edits.


Associate’s degree in Health Information Management, Nursing or related field or an equivalent combination of education and experience. Successful completion of the UNC HCS Inpatient and Outpatient Coder Proficiency Test.


Must have one of the following: - AHIMA (American Health Information Management Association) certification and credential - AAPC (American Academy of Professional Coders) certification and credential.


If Associate’s degree: Three (3) years of experience in Inpatient and Outpatient hospital coding. 

If High School Diploma: Seven (7) years of experience in Inpatient and Outpatient hospital coding.


Strong knowledge of ICD-10/PCS/CPT/HCPCS coding with excellent analytical and data mining skills. Ability to effectively manage projects, plan and implement programs, and evaluate outcomes. Ability to effectively work with direct various levels of staff (including on-site and remote) and mentoring colleagues. Must possess strong communication skills, both written and verbal and have extensive attention to detail. Exhibits effective organizational skills, time management, and management of multiple priorities. Ability to interpret complex medical conditions and work with complex coding applications. Ability to have an excellent balance of being highly productive and yet produce high quality work. Ability to interpret federal and state regulations as they relate to coding and compliance.

Primary Location: Chapel Hill, North Carolina, United States


Shift: Day Job

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