The Coder is responsible for accurately coding physician clinic charges utilizing proper coding, sequencing and maximizing principles. Understanding of CPT, ICD-9 and ICD-10 coding in accordance with HCFA, Medicaid and all other payer guidelines utilizing patient medical documentation. Graduate of a Medical Coding program is required. Associate’s degree required with some higher college education or equivalent is preferred. Three (3) years of medical coding experience is strongly preferred. Basic knowledge of ICD-9, ICD-10, HCPC and medical and anatomical terminology is required. Working knowledge of claims submission processes for all major insurance carriers, intermediaries, Medicare and Medicaid strongly preferred. Position requires efficient data entry skills, balancing figures, compilation of statistics and understanding of reconciliation processes. Excellent customer relations and oral/written communication skills are required. Must be able to follow directions and to perform work according to department standards when no directions are given. Must be emotionally mature and able to function effectively under stress. Coding Certification from a qualifying coding program (ex: American Academy of Professional Coders (AAPC) is required within 12 months of hire.