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Inpatient Coder

Inpatient Coder

Location Omaha, Nebraska, USA

76960 USD – 83200 USD/Year

Daily Duties:

The Inpatient Coder II is the coding and reimbursement expert for ICD-10-CM diagnosis coding and ICD-10-PCS procedure coding for complex inpatient acute care discharges. This person possesses a strong foundation in coding conventions, instructions, Official Guidelines for Coding and Reporting, and Coding Clinics.

  • Utilizes technical coding expertise to assign appropriate ICD-10-CM and ICD-10-PCS codes to complex inpatient visit types.
  • Thoroughly reviews the provider notes within the health record and clinical documentation.
  • Efficiently review documentation and select or assign ICD-10-CM/PCS codes using autosuggestion or annotation features.
  • Review Discharge Planning and nursing documentation to validate and correct when necessary.
  • Utilizes knowledge of MS-DRGs, APR-DRGs, and AHRQ Elixhauser risk adjustment to sequence the appropriate ICD-10-CM codes within the top 24 fields to ensure correct reimbursement and NM’s ranking in US News and World Report.
  • Collaborate with CDI on discharges regarding the final MS or APR DRG and comorbidity diagnoses.
  • Educates CDI on regulatory guidelines, Coding Clinics, and conventions to report appropriate ICD-10-CM diagnoses.
  • Interprets health record documentation using knowledge of anatomy, physiology, clinical disease process, pharmacology, and medical terminology to determine the Principal Diagnosis, secondary diagnoses, and procedures.
  • Utilizes coding expertise and knowledge to write appeal letters in response to payor DRG downgrade notices.
  • Meets established coding productivity and quality standards.

Additional Skills & Qualifications:

  • 3+ years of inpatient coding experience in an academic facility or teaching hospitality.
  • RHIA, RHIT or CCS credential
  • AHIMA membership
  • Ability to work from home with hard-wired internet and designated office space

Work Environment:

  • 100% remote opportunity; all equipment will be provided.


  • 8-hour shift between 6 am-6 pm in the candidate’s local time zone.