Job Description

Facility: Valleywise Health Medical Center

Department: Health Information Management

Schedule: Regular FT 40 Hours Per Week

Shifts: Varied

Under the direction of the Coding Supervisor, the Coder III assigns diagnostic and procedure codes to patient medical records. Must have extensive acute inpatient coding experience and/or outpatient coding experience, in multiple areas of specialty. Maintains coding productivity and quality benchmarks as prescribed by the Coding Policy and Procedure, as established for Valleywise Health.



  • Requires an Associate's degree in Health Information Technology or related field; or an equivalent combination of training and progressively responsible experience that results in the required specialized knowledge and ability to perform the assigned work in lieu of degree. A Bachelor's degree is preferred.


  • Requires three (3) years of acute care/or outpatient coding experience that demonstrates an understanding of the required knowledge, skills and abilities.

Specialized Training:

  • Requires the ability to pass a coding exam prior to hire.


  • Must have certification as either RHIA, RHIT, CCS, CIC or CPC.

Knowledge, Skills & Abilities:

    • Must possess knowledge of ICD-10-CM, ICD-10-PCS; Severity of Illness and Risk of Mortality codes, MCC and CC; and to Query the Physicians, as appropriate.
    • Must have knowledge of and be able to code all types of patient medical records including: Inpatient, Behavioral Health, Edits and Errors. 
    • Must be able to achieve and maintain appropriate coding quality and productivity established in the Coding Department Policy and Procedure.
    • Must have a strong understanding of computer applications and of automated encoder system.  
    • Must have knowledge of anatomy and physiology, medical terminology, surgical terminology, pharmacological terminology, patient care documentation terminology.  
    • Must have the analytical ability necessary to interpret data contained in records and to assign appropriate codes.  
    • Must be able to communicate effectively and have excellent customer service skills.  
    • Requires the ability to work well independently and demonstrate independent decision-making abilities.  
    • Requires the ability to read, write and speak effectively in English.

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