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UnityPoint Health Coder II Outpatient Hospital Services in Des Moines, Iowa


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1- Coder I or II for inpatient hospital services Monday- Friday/Flexible start and end times (40/hr) (REMOTE)

Perks of Joining the UnityPoint Health :

  • Medical, Vision and Dental Insurance

  • 401-K

  • Flexible Spending Accounts

  • Life Insurance Options

  • Long- and Short-Term Disability Insurance

  • Generous Paid Time Off

  • Adoption Assistance

  • Education Assistance

  • Team Member Discounts

  • And MORE!

The Coder I or II- outpatient hospital services will review, analyze, and accurately assign ICD-10 diagnosis and procedure codes as well as CPT-4/HCPC codes for assuring optimum reimbursement, internal and external reporting, research, and regulatory requirements. The Coder will accurately code all diagnosis and procedures as documented in the medical record following the Official Guidelines for Coding and Reporting. The Coder II will be able to code Complex cases.

We want you to know this:

  • You would be joining a large team, but it's very personable and doesn't feel like a large corporation.

  • Your work schedule is flexible. What we mean is that you can work whenever it's convenient for YOU- any time of the day!

  • Having knowledge of EPIC will be helpful in this role.

  • You will be doing coding for hospital based services.


  • Assigns codes for all diagnoses, treatments, and procedures according to the appropriate classification system for all OP encounters and according to established policies, procedures, regulatory and accreditation requirements, as well as applicable professional

  • Codes Complex cases.

  • Utilizes technical coding principles and APC reimbursement expertise to assign appropriate ICD-10 diagnoses and procedures and CPT/HCPCS procedure codes.

  • Abides by the Standards of Ethical Coding as set forth by the American Health Information Management Association (AHIMA) and adheres to official coding guidelines.

  • Knowledge in all coding applications relevant to area coding.

  • Maintains 95% or above Productivity

  • Maintains quality scores at or above 95%

  • Performs other duties as assigned


  • Completion of nationally recognized Coding Program (AHIMA/AAPC)

  • 2-year Health Information Technology Program preferred

Certifications (at least one of the below)

  • Registered Health Information Administrator (RHIA)

  • Registered Health Information Technician (RHIT)

  • Certified Coding Specialist (CCS)

  • Certified Professional Coder (COC/CPC)

  • CCA (Certified Coding Associate)


  • At least 3 years of progressive on-the-job experience in an acute care setting.

  • Ability to code OP Complex coding.


  • Knowledge regarding MS-DRG’s, APC’s and official coding guidelines.

  • Knowledge of ICD-9/ICD-10, CPT, and HCPCS coding principles, government regulations, protocols and third party payer requirements regarding billing and billing documentation.

  • Requires knowledge of federal and local healthcare laws and regulations.

  • Codes Complex cases (excluding OP ancillary/series)

  • Knowledge in all coding applications relevant to area coding.


Our People Are Amazing:

We believe to support diversity is to honor the ways in which people are unique as well as how they are similar. You can expect a welcoming environment that supports our organizational values and treats everyone with dignity and respect. Our inclusive environment will deliver better experiences, achieve superior results and create a strong and inspired workforce.

Requisition ID: 2021-99970

Street: 1200 Pleasant St

Name: 9010 Administration

FTE (Numeric Only; Ex. 0.01): 1.0

FLSA Status: Non-Exempt

Scheduled Hours/Shift: 8a 5p

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