Emergency Department Coder

Newark, NJ

Job ID: 19NSH87892

Regular Full-time

Sep 2 (29d ago)

Health Information Management

Salary Range:

TC2450: Min.$28.34 Mid.$28.84 Max. $29.71


Qualifications:  RHIA, RHIT, CCS, CCS-P, CPC-H, CPC and/or CCA certified preferred. Two (2) to three (3) years of medical records, outpatient coding experience (technical and hospital) required. [Physician coding does not equate to technical, hospital outpatient coding experience]. Knowledge of medical terminology, anatomy and physiology, disease processes, Coding Clinic guidelines required. Knowledge of CMS, Medicaid and third-party payer coding, billing and compliance regulations preferred. Prior experience and/or use of an encoder (Clintegrity 360) and Epic electronic medical record is a plus. Must have the ability to balance multiple and changing priorities. Must be able to read, write and speak English and possess good verbal and written communication skills. Must be detail oriented, accurate, organized and work well independently. Must have a working knowledge of computers and be able to navigate the internet. Must be proficient in Microsoft Office, especially with the use of Excel, Outlook and shared files as daily tools. May be required to work evenings and/or weekends.

Responsibilities:  The primary purpose of the Emergency Department Coder position is to perform medical record review of emergency department records. The coder will identify the appropriate hospital E/M visit charge, and assign ICD-10 diagnosis code(s) and CPT procedure code(s) when appropriate to the encounter.



University Hospital offers a competitive salary & comprehensive benefits package including on-site child care. Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer, M/F/D/V. For more information, visit  www.uhnj.org/hrweb.


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