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Outpatient Coder Intermediate

Location: Poughkeepsie, New York US


Requisition Number: 20346

Position Title:

External Description:

Possible $5,000 Sign On Bonus for External Hires!

Remote Coder positions are available in FL, CT, NC, SC, NY, NH, TX, AZ, NJ, PA, ME, and MA!

Nuvance Health has a network of convenient hospital and outpatient locations — Danbury Hospital, New Milford Hospital, Norwalk Hospital and Sharon Hospital in Connecticut, and Northern Dutchess Hospital, Putnam Hospital Center and Vassar Brothers Medical Center in New York — plus multiple primary and specialty care physician practices locations.

Purpose: Accurately codes and abstracts outpatient medical records for reimbursement and statistical purposes using established coding guidelines. Reviews coding and amends coding edits to assure compliance with all applicable regulations.

Essential Responsibilities

  • Codes all outpatient medical records in a timely and accurate manner according to department policy - Facilities, Emergency Department (ED) coding
  • Defines and transforms verbal descriptions of diseases, injuries, and procedures into numerical designations (codes) using ICD-10-CM and CPT-4 according to established coding guidelines
  • Initiates a physician/department query when there is conflicting, incomplete, or ambiguous documentation in the record or additional information is needed for accurate coding
  • Enters all required information accurately into computer system for reimbursement and statistical purposes
  • Remains abreast of all applicable Federal, State, regulatory and hospital-specific coding guidelines
  • Participates in Performance Improvement/Quality Assurance activities
  • Attends required educational sessions (webinars, conferences etc.) to maintain and enhance coding certification(s)


  • Associates degree or equivalent
  • 4 years of coding experience
  • Certification from the America Academy Professional Coders (AAPC) or the American Health Information Management Association (AHIMA): CPC or CCS
  • Knowledge of ICD-10, CPT-4, Disease Pathology, Anatomy, Physiology and Medical Terminology
  • Advanced knowledge of Facilities, Emergency Department (ED) Coding guidelines
  • Usage of coding manuals and regulatory websites for research

What We Offer:

  • Medical, Dental, Vision
  • Paid Time Off (PTO)
  • 401K
  • Life and Disability
  • Tuition Reimbursement
  • In addition, we provide a range of voluntary benefits!!


Work Type: Full-Time

Standard Hours: 40.00

Work Shift: Day Shift

Salary Range:$22 - $30 Hourly


EOE, including disability/vets.

We will endeavor to make a reasonable accommodation to the known physical or mental limitations of a qualified applicant with a disability unless the accommodation would impose an undue hardship on the operation of our business. If you believe you require such assistance to complete this form or to participate in an interview, please contact Human Resources at 203-739-7330 (for reasonable accommodation requests only). Please provide all information requested to assure that you are considered for current or future opportunities.

City: Poughkeepsie

State: New York

Community / Marketing Title: Outpatient Coder Intermediate

Company Profile:

Health Quest and Western Connecticut Health Network have combined to form a new nonprofit health system. The name for the new health system will be Nuvance Health. The new health system was created to provide communities across New York’s Hudson Valley and western Connecticut with more convenient, accessible and affordable care.

EEO Employer Verbiage:

Location_formattedLocationLong: Poughkeepsie, New York US

Job Number: 59336