Fairview Health Services  Coding Analyst - Emergency Department Coder in Twin Cities, Minnesota

JobTitle Coding Analyst - Emergency Department Coder

Specialty Professional (Non-Clinical)

Location Fairview Corporate

Department Professional and ED Coding

Hours per 2 weeks 80

Shift Day

Date Posted 06/17/2018

Job Number 18-73371

Job Description:

Location listed is only for job posting purpose the specific site this position may code for and training location will be determined with new hire.

The Coding Analyst is a coding position for an experienced coder. Coding analyst analyze clinical documentation; assign appropriate diagnosis, procedure, and, in some cases, level of service codes; and abstracts the codes and other clinical data. This information is then used to determine reimbursement levels, assess quality of care, study patterns of illness and injuries, compare healthcare data between facilities and between physicians, and meet regulatory and payer reporting requirements. Coding specialists also resolve clinical documentation and charge capture discrepancies, and provide feedback to providers on the quality of their documentation and charging.

Position may work from home following necessary training and must be available for onsite training and team meetings. (This position is not able to accomodate working from another state remotely)

To be successful, the Coding Analyst must be able to:

  • Code and abstract clinical and demographic data for inpatient, outpatient, or clinic encounters using standardized coding regulations, abstracting rules, and Fairview guidelines

  • Identify and resolve clinical documentation and charge capture discrepancies to improve quality of the clinical documentation, severity and reimbursement levels assigned, integrity of charges data reported

  • Educate multidisciplinary team members, including physicians, as it pertains to frequently changing mandated rules, regulations and guidelines to ensure a complaint claim.

  • Meet departmental quality and productivity standards

Job Qualifications:


  • Certificate program in coding or associate degree in HIM or equivalent healthcare coding experience.

  • At least one year of surgery coding experience required.

  • Inpatient Coding: Registered Health Information Technician (RHIT) or Certified Coding Specialist (CCS)

  • Outpatient or Professional Fee Coding: Registered Health Information Technician (RHIT) , Certified Coding Specialist (CCS), Certified Professional Coder (CPC), Certified Coding Specialist - Professional (CCS-P) or Certified Professional Coder - Hospital (CPC-H)


  • Associate or bachelor's degree in HIM

  • Registered Health Information Administrator (RHIA - 4 year degree) or Registered Health Information Technician (RHIT - 2 year degree) plus additional coding credential

  • AAPC or other specialty coding certification

About Fairview Health Services

Fairview Health Services (fairview.org) is an award-winning, nonprofit health system providing exceptional care across the full spectrum of health care services. Joined by HealthEast in June 2017, Fairview is one of the most comprehensive and geographically accessible systems in the state, with 11 hospitals—including an academic medical center and long-term care hospital—serving the greater Twin Cities metro area and north-central Minnesota.

Its broad continuum also includes 56 primary care clinics, specialty clinics, senior living communities, retail and specialty pharmacies, pharmacy benefit management services, rehabilitation centers, counseling and home health care services, medical transportation, an integrated provider network and health insurer PreferredOne. In partnership with the University of Minnesota, Fairview’s 32,000 employees and 2,400 affiliated providers embrace innovation to drive a healthier future through healing, discovery and education.

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