May 09, 2023

Certified Medical Coder - Orthopedic Coding

  • Plymouth Bay Orthopedic Associates
  • 41 Resnik Road, Plymouth, MA, USA
  • $60,000 - $75,000 yearly
Full Time (CPC) Certified Professional Coder

Job Description

A Career in Healthcare has Purpose.

PBOA offers candidates of all experiences the opportunity to break into, or continue, a strong career in the healthcare industry.

With various open positions available, qualified candidates will realize:

  • The opportunity to break into the healthcare industry with zero experience;
  • A pathway for professional growth and opportunity;
  • Comprehensive certifications in safety, privacy, compliance and ethics;
  • A sense of fulfillment by supporting local orthopedic care;
  • The development of new skills and education;
  • A supportive and collaborative team environment.

We might be a great match if You:

  • Find Empathy and Kindness are important;
  • Have an enthusiastic personality with a desire to help others;
  • Name problem-solving as part of your daily fulfillment;
  • Retain a strong ability to communicate kindly and directly with co-workers;
  • Embrace technology and systems are part of your life (i.e. a basic understanding of Microsoft Office products); and
  • Are recognized by peers as a trustworthy team player with a can-do mindset.

Too good to be true? Ask our current team members:

  • "Everyone is always willing to pitch in, the teamwork is great."
  • "I love working here, it is a dream come true job!"
  • “My favorite part about working at PBOA is the team environment, my co-workers and the acknowledgement of hard work.”
  • “It is a healthy work environment where everyone gets along and works together.”
  • “I have been afforded more opportunity in my short time here than with any other position I have anywhere else. This starts with the fact that they have treated me like a contributing team member since day one!"

Technical Job Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Evaluate medical record documentation, discharge position, and assign coding that accurately reflects services rendered to the patient.
  • Ensure that medical, diagnostic, and procedural codes and other documentation accurately reflect and support the visit.
  • Follow strict coding guidelines within established productivity standards for all assignments.
  • Compile necessary documentation prior to coding review; when documentation is not available, performs the appropriate steps to obtain the necessary documentation per the department’s policies and procedures.
  • Effectively communicate with clinic staff, and in certain instances physicians, when code assignments are not specific or documentation is inadequate, or unclear for coding purposes; offers opportunity to submit corrected documentation.
  • Notify appropriate individuals of potential non-compliance with medical necessity requirements and when services are non-covered or not payable, as appropriate.
  • Correct failed claim errors to billing edits directly related to coding errors.
  • Meet or exceed productivity standards as established by the department while maintaining a minimum 97% accuracy rate.
  • Monitor professional and payer publications and websites to remain current on coding changes relevant to the practice and communicate these changes to the team.
  • Build productive relationships with fellow members of the department and adhere to the company’s Standards of Behavior Policy.
  • Provide coding and billing education to providers and staff.
  • Perform audits every year to maintain efficiency with compliance standards.
  • Keep up-to-date on coding standards and unique payor policies and procedures.
  • Generates various forms of correspondence as needed.
  • Responds timely to requests, emails, voicemails, etc.
  • Maintains an approachable and appropriate attitude when interacting with all levels of personnel in a rapidly changing environment.
  • Eagerness and ability to work independently as well as part of a team with flexibility and willingness to learn and take initiative on variety of tasks and projects.
  • Supports the vision and culture of the organization. Demonstrates personal commitment through active involvement in the performance improvement process.
  • Adheres to the Employee Handbook and Policies and Procedures

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

  • Knowledge of commercial insurance plans and Medicare and Medicaid regulations.
  • Good working knowledge of medical necessity rules, local coverage determination policies, and any other payer specific guidelines.
  • Extensive knowledge of CPT and ICD-10 coding
  • Ability to understand and interpret clinical documentation, as well as the department billing process at a detailed level.
  • Solid working knowledge of computer applications utilized in a business environment.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
  • Excellent organizational and customer service skills required.

Education, Experience, and Licensing Requirements:

  • Must have an up-to-date certification through AAPC or AHIMA
  • Must have 3 years of Orthopedic Coding experience

If you are looking to start a rewarding and fulfilling career, in an industry that has purpose and causality, please apply today!

Job Type: Full-time

Salary: From $60,000.00 per year


  • 401(k)
  • Dental insurance
  • Health insurance
  • Life insurance
  • Paid time off
  • Vision insurance


  • 8 hour shift
  • Day shift
  • Monday to Friday

Ability to commute/relocate:

  • Plymouth, MA 02360: Reliably commute or planning to relocate before starting work (Required)


  • certification through AAPC or AHIMA (Preferred)

Work Location: One location on site.

Required Experience Level

Entry Level

Minimum Education

High School

Minimum Experience Required

0-2 years

Required Travel

No required travel