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Physician Medical Coder Auditor - Physician Revenue Cycle Coding

Job ID: 2204
Location: Chapel Hill, NC
Facility/Division: Shared Services
Status: Full Time
Shift: Day Job

Job Description


Become part of an inclusive organization with over 30,000 diverse employees, whose mission is to improve the health and well-being of the unique communities we serve.


Serves as a lead employee who audits coded records for multiple specialties. Analyzes coded records for compliance with federal, state and third party insurer rules and regulations. Establishes a collaborative relationship with stakeholders to ensure quality standards are met.

Our coders qualify for a potential part-time remote schedule after successful completion of a 6-9 month training period. With the potential for remote work after initial training, please note that we only employ candidates who currently reside in, or are willing to relocate to one of the following states: Arizona, Arkansas, Florida, Iowa, Kentucky, Maryland, Mississippi, North Carolina, South Carolina, Virginia, Wisconsin


1. Accurately assigns International Classification of Diseases 10-CM (ICD-10) diagnostic and Current Procedural Terminology (CPT) codes with modifiers, and other applicable codes. Analyzes information for optimal and proper reimbursement, including coding denial resolution. Ensures compliance with all appropriate coding, billing and data collection regulations and procedures. Uses appropriate software to validate information.
2. Provides information to physicians and other health care staff regarding current coding practices and changes in 3rd party, state and federal regulations and guidelines.
3. Reviews, analyzes and abstracts provider documentation for diagnoses, procedures, ancillary testing, medications, laboratory and other services provided. Obtains missing information and/or clarifies existing documentation.
4. Performs pre-bill and/or post-bill audits for assigned coding teams.
5. Adheres to departmental quality and production standards.
6. Reviews work of staff, researches and resolves problems referred by coders or departmental leadership. Provides information on performance of coders to supervisor regarding performance.
7. Provides training and serves as a general resource to assist other coders and members of department staff.
8. Collaborates with team leadership to address coding trends.
9. Acquires continuing education via UNC Physicians approved programs and vendors.
10. Maintains required professional certification.


  • High School diploma or GED
  • Successful completion of the UNC HCS SS Rev Cycle Physician Coder Auditor Proficiency Test.
  • If Associates Degree or Higher: Five (5) years of experience in physician medical coding.
  • If High School Diploma: Seven (7) years of experience in physician medical coding.

Must have one of the following: 

  • AAPC (American Academy of Professional Coders) certification
  • AHIMA (American Health Information Management Association) CCSP Certification
  • Must obtain CPMA certification within 1 year of hire date.

This position is employed by NC Health (Rex Healthcare, Inc., d/b/a NC Health), a private, fully-owned subsidiary of UNC Health Care System, in a department that provides shared services to operations across UNC Health Care. This is not a State employed position.
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