May 30, 2023

Primary Care Coder

  • United Health Services
  • Binghamton, NY, USA
  • $18.56 - $25.10 hourly
Full Time (CPC) Certified Professional Coder (CCA) Certified Coding Associate (CCS) Certified Coding Specialist (CCS-P) Certified Coding Specialist - Physician Based

Job Description

Primary Care Coder

Binghamton, NY

Shifts: Days
Hours per week: 40
Salary: $18.56-$25.10, depending on experience

United Health Services is seeking full-time Primary Care Coders to join our Coding and Reimbursement team. United Health Services’ healthcare system features more than 20 primary care and walk-in locations, each with high patient volumes. Our Primary Care Coders will support these offices from our centralized HIM Department in Binghamton, New York.

At United Health Services, you’ll join a healthcare system of 6,300+ employees and providers. We’re proud to continually invest in our workforce with excellent benefits and opportunities for career advancement. This position qualifies for:

  • Up to a $5,000 sign-on bonus for candidates with 1+ years of experience
  • Tuition forgiveness of $11,000 for recent RHIT graduates and $17,000 for recent RHIA graduates
  • Market competitive wage of $18.56-$25.10/hour depending on experience

Primary Care Coder Position Overview

The Primary Care Coder applies the appropriate diagnosis code and/or procedure codes to patients’ health information for data retrieval, analysis, and claims processing. UHS Primary Care Coders support internal medicine, family practices, residency-based practices, pediatrics, hospitalists, walk-in centers, and other specialty-based practices.

Job Responsibilities

  • Complete coding assignments in accordance with coding and reimbursement guidelines with minimal errors
  • Assign or review ICD-10 diagnosis and CPT/HCPCS codes with appropriate modifiers and accuracy according to payer policies and regulatory requirements
  • Review and enter charges based on documentation in the record
  • Perform regular reviews to compare scheduled visits and procedures to charges entered and complete full charge encounter reconciliation according to policy
  • Query physicians when code assignments are not straightforward or when documentation in the record is inadequate, ambiguous, or unclear
  • Work with providers and clinic employees to promote understanding of billing and documentation requirements to support the coding function
  • Meet standards for compliance with continuing education as required by AHIMA/AAPC or other applicable licensing certification agencies and maintain understanding of current coding guidelines, regulatory changes, and reimbursement reporting requirements
  • Understand and comply with policies and procedures related to medico-legal matters including confidentiality, amendment of records, and release of information and patient rights
  • Abide by the Standards of Ethical Coding as set forth by the American Health Information Management Association and American Academy of Professional Coders
  • Demonstrate commitment to United Health Services’ organizational Values of Compassion, Trust, Respect, Teamwork, and Innovation

Position Requirements

  • High school diploma or equivalent and CPC, CCA, CCS-P, or CCS credentials; or
  • Enrollment in or completion of a coding program and eligibility to sit for the CPC, CCA, CCS-P, or CCS exam; or
  • Associate degree in Health Information Technology with RHIT certification or exam eligibility
  • Must obtain one of the above-noted credentials within 18 months of hire
  • Preferred: Bachelor’s degree in Health Information Technology with RHIA certification and one year of coding experience

Employee Benefits

  • Health, dental, and vision insurance
  • Tuition reimbursement for job-related or career-path degree programs
  • 403(b) retirement plan with company match model
  • Immediate accrual of paid time off
  • Wellness program rewards and insurance discounts
  • Employee Assistance Program (EAP) with mental health counseling and concierge services
  • Leadership and employee development programming

About United Health Services

United Health Services is a not-for-profit healthcare system serving more than 500,000 people in Upstate New York’s Southern Tier region. We offer integrated healthcare services across 60 locations, including four hospitals, three walk-in centers, 22 primary care offices, and various specialty care offices in addition to home care services and senior living facilities. The United Health Services system employs more than 6,300 people and comprises 600+ providers who are all committed to providing and supporting the delivery of exceptional patient care.

United Health Services employees and providers are “LOVED!” This means we’re Living Our Values Every Day. Here, you’ll join a team that is dedicated to values-based, coordinated patient care. Every day, we outwardly live our Values of Compassion, Trust, Respect, Teamwork, and Innovation.

United Health Services in an Equal Opportunity Employer.

United Health Services, Inc. and the members of the UHS System neither are affiliated with, sponsored, endorsed nor approved by, nor otherwise associated with, Universal Health Services, Inc. (NYSE: UHS), UHS of Delaware, Inc. nor their affiliates, which can be found at

Required Experience Level

Entry Level

Minimum Education

High School

Minimum Experience Required

0-2 years