Hospital Coder III (Per Diem)

St. Tammany Parish Hospital

Job Description

The Hospital Coder III reviews and accurately codes and abstracts the most complex hospital services such as same day surgeries, in-patient procedures, overnight / multi-night stay services and all other complex medical services. The Hospital Coder III utilizes appropriate coding guidelines to assign ICD and CPT codes. Must understand and conform to applicable Medicare, Medicaid and other third party payor guidelines to ensure receipt of accurate reimbursement. Work in collaboration with the Clinical Documentation Improvement team to ensure accurate DRG assignment. Work closely with management to resolve problems and meet deadlines.

Minimum Qualifications: High School diploma or equivalent required; Certified Coding Specialist (CCS); Knowledge of ICD-10 coding principles and guidelines; Basic computer skills; Effective communication skills both verbal and written; Decision making, problem solving and analytical skills; Leadership skills.

Preferred Qualifications: Bachelor or Associate degree; educational qualifications can be substituted for: 5-7 years of coding experience OR demonstrated success in coding all complex medical services with consistent accuracy.

Physical Demands:
Must possess good physical health. Some requirements include but are not limited to standing, sitting or walking for long periods of time. Lifting at least 10 pounds is required.
Physical Effort required:
Constant (67%-100%) - handling/feeling, hearing, seeing
Frequently (34%-66%)- reaching
Occasionally (1%-33%)- lifting, carrying, stooping, talking

Employment Type

Per Diem


Various Hours