Apr 25, 2024

Physician Coding Specialist

  • The Queen's Health System
  • 1301 Punchbowl Street, Honolulu, HI, USA
  • $27.17 - $33.01 hourly
Full Time (CPC) Certified Professional Coder (CCS-P) Certified Coding Specialist - Physician Based

Job Description

We are, and always will be, dedicated to improving the health of Native Hawaiians and all of the people of Hawai‘i.

The Queen’s Health System began with a single hospital in 1859 founded by Queen Emma and King Kamehameha IV to provide health care and healing. We now have four hospitals and more than 70 preventive, specialty health care locations and labs throughout the Pacific region.

Our caregiver team includes more than 8,000 employees and over 1,400 physicians networked throughout Hawai‘i and the Pacific Basin.

We’re collaborators who care. We listen to and learn from each other to ensure that our patients benefit and our communities blossom.

If this sounds like an ideal place for your career to grow, we hope you’ll join our ‘ohana!


Performs review of physician and other health care provider services by QMC and QEC providers to ensure services are coded with appropriate CPT and ICD-9 codes. Conducts education, training, and continuously monitors QMC and QEC providers related to PATH guidelines, coding and documentation of professional services rendered, in accordance with government, insurer, and other regulatory agency standards.  Effective October 2014, ICD-10 codes shall be required.

Essential: sitting, stooping/bending, finger dexterity, seeing, hearing, speaking, lifting, and carrying usual weight of 5 pounds, repetitive arm/hand motions, static gripping of an object for prolonged periods, frequent gripping of an object.  Occasional: standing, walking, kneeling, climbing stairs, squatting, twisting body, lifting weight up to 10 pounds, pushing/
pulling usual weight of 2 pounds up to 5 pounds, reaching above, at and below shoulder level.  Operates computer, calculator, and telephone.

Not substantially subjected to adverse environmental conditions. 

A.  Education/Certification and Licensure:
1.  Certification as an Outpatient Physician Coder (CPC) or Certified Coding Specialist -Physician based (CCS-P).
2. Knowledge of CPT-4 and ICD-9 coding.  Effective October 2014, knowledge of ICD-10 shall be required.
3. Knowledge of medical terminology and abbreviates.

B.  Experience:
1.  Broad based knowledge of services provided to patients in both inpatient and outpatient settings.
2.  Two (2) years experience in physician coding preferred.
3.  Knowledge of computerized billing system preferred.
4.  Knowledge of billing regulations, PATH guidelines, insurance coverage limitations and managed care protocols preferred.
5.  Experience providing one-on-one feedback to physicians and other health care providers preferred.

Required Experience Level

Entry Level

Minimum Education

High School

Minimum Experience Required

0-2 years

Required Travel

No required travel

Applicant Location

US residents only