May 18, 2023

Coder home health

  • Sanford Health
  • Whitehall, LA, United States
(CPC) Certified Professional Coder

Job Description

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Facility: Remote LA

Location: City - Remote LA, LA

Shift: 8 Hours - Day Shifts

Job Schedule: Full time

Weekly Hours: 40. 00

Salary Range: $19.00 - $30.50

Job Summary

Assigns codes to diagnoses and procedures for home health and hospice medical records using current International Classification of Diseases (ICD). Coding assignments are made for the purposes of reimbursement, research, compliance with federal and state regulations/guidelines and for severity of illness. Meet productivity and quality standards. Requires ongoing review and adherence to a multitude of regulatory requirements that are constantly changing. Applies professional knowledge and uses critical thinking skills to assign codes to meet various payment groupings and medical necessity. Works extensively with electronic medical record.

Applies coding expertise in use of Decision Health Coding Center. Work requires extreme attention to detail and work which meets high ethical standards, logical thinking and the ability to acquire an intricate knowledge of system software and hardware. Knowledge of reimbursement models' applicable to home health and hospice settings. Knowledge of components of the medical record. Extensive knowledge of anatomy, physiology, disease processes and medical terminology. Familiar with operative terms and pharmacology. Work extensively with protected health information and is required to adhere to HIPAA privacy and security regulations and policies related to same.


Associate's degree in health information technology. Bachelor's degree in Health Information Management (HIM) preferred.

Prior coding classification education required. Previous home health and hospice coding experience highly desirable. Extensive knowledge of anatomy, physiology, disease processes and medical terminology. Familiar with operative terms and pharmacology.

Maintain certification as Registered Health Information Administrator (RHIA), Registered Health Information Technician (RHIT), Certified Coding Specialist (CCS), Home Care Coding Specialist-Diagnosis (HCS-D) or Home Care Coding Specialist-Hospice (HCD-H) by fulfilling continuing education requirements.

New graduates eligible for certification must complete the certification examination at the earliest testing dates following employment, and all subsequent dates thereafter until the exam is satisfactorily completed.

If an employee fails the exam two consecutive times, there will be an evaluation by the Department Director who will determine one of the following:

(A) Continue employment if overall job performance is satisfactory. If allowed to continue employment, failure to pass the exam on the third opportunity will result in immediate termination.

(B) If performance is not satisfactory, the employee may be terminated.


Sanford Health offers an attractive benefits package for qualifying full-time and part-time employees. Depending on eligibility, a variety of benefits include health insurance, dental insurance, vision insurance, life insurance, a 401(k) retirement plan, work/life balance benefits, and a generous time off package to maintain a healthy home-work balance. For more information about Total Rewards, visit .

Sanford is an EEO/AA Employer M/F/Disability/Vet. If you are an individual with a disability and would like to request an accommodation for help with your online application, please call 1-877-673-0854 or send an email to .

Sanford Health has a Drug Free Workplace Policy. An accepted offer will require a drug screen and pre-employment background screening as a condition of employment.

Req Number: R-0144850

Education: Bachelor Degree

Job Function: Revenue Cycle

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