Apr 10, 2024

Abstractor/Coder I

  • The University of Chicago
  • Chicago, IL, USA
Full Time (CPC) Certified Professional Coder (CCS-P) Certified Coding Specialist - Physician Based

Job Description

Job Summary:

Under moderate supervision, the Abstractor/Coder is responsible for accurate and timely review and coding of inpatient and outpatient physician services including procedures and surgeries. Ensure that all external regulations affecting the coding process are administered to compliance. Review physician reports and append appropriate CPT, HCPCS, ICD-10 codes, and modifiers verifying that physician documentation supports the billing.


  • Obtain appropriate reimbursement levels for professional services by reviewing and coding medical procedures, diagnoses, and physician visits.
  • Analyze denial and rejection reports, and appeal wherever appropriate.
  • Submit charges to UCPG in a timely manner.
  • Work in collaboration with the team to provide guidance to faculty and staff on the charge capture and documentation processes.
  • Educate physicians and support staff on coding issues, including issues related to fraud and abuse as it relates to coding/professional billing/clinical documentation.


  • Proactively anticipate physician needs and resolve problems required.
  • Thrive in fast-paced environment and effectively manage competing tasks, deadlines, and needs.
  • High levels of collaboration and initiative, strong editing skills and superb organizational abilities required.
  • Provide excellent customer service required.

Additional Requirements​​

Education, Experience, or Certifications:


  • High school diploma or equivalent required.


  • 2-4 years of experience working in physician/healthcare billing and physician coding strongly preferred.
  • Prior experience with electronic billing and medical record systems (i.e. EPIC) is strongly preferred.

Licenses and Certifications:

  • Certification through AAPC with CPC credential or AHIMA CCS-P credential is required.

Technical Knowledge or Skills:

  • Proficient in Microsoft Office Applications required.

Pay Range:

  • $25.32 - $37.05 per hour.

Required Documents:


Cover Letter

When applying, the document(s) MUST be uploaded via the My Experience page, in the section titled Application Documents of the application.

Required Experience Level

Intermediate Level

Minimum Education

High School

Minimum Experience Required

2-4 years