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Position: Medical Coder - Inpatient

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).

  • Reviews, abstracts and assigns technical, professional, and ethical International Classification of Diseases-10-CM/PCS (ICD-10-CM/PCS) to inpatient services and ICD-10-CM.
  • Ensures compliance with third party, State and Federal regulations.
  • Reviews, analyzes and abstracts physician/other documentation for diagnoses, procedures, ancillary testing, medications, laboratory and other services provided.
  • Obtains missing information and/or clarifies existing information.
  • Completes volume of work from medical records and other sources according to departmental productivity standards.
  • Accurately assigns International Classification of Diseases 10-CM/PCS (ICD-10) diagnostic and procedural codes.
  • Groups codes and completed product into payment group.
  • Analyzes information for optimal and proper reimbursement.
  • Ensures compliance with all appropriate coding, billing and data collection regulations and procedures.
  • Uses appropriate software to validate information.
  • Utilizes Epic, Optum CAC/Encoder, MS Office, and other software as appropriate to compile and validate medical information. 


High School diploma or GED. Successful completion of the UNC HCS IP Coder Proficiency Test (non AMC).


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


Two (2) years of experience in hospital coding.


Strong knowledge of ICD-10 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). 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. Knowledge of Medical Terminology and Anatomy and Physiology. 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

Department: REXH-28125-Rex HIM Shared Services

Shift: Day Job

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