Coder Physician Billing Office

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HAH_MercyOneMercyOne Central Iowa operates four not-for-profit, Catholic medical centers in Des Moines, West Des Moines, Newton and Centerville and two specialty hospitals – MercyOne Children’s Hospital in Des Moines and MercyOne Rehabilitation Hospital in Clive (965 beds total)  –  along with more than 20 additional facilities that house more than 50 primary care, pediatric, internal medicine and specialty clinics. Founded by the Sisters of Mercy in 1893, MercyOne Central Iowa has the longest continually operating hospital in Des Moines and is also one of the largest employers in the state, with more than 7,000 employees and a medical staff of more than 1,000 physicians and allied health associates. MercyOne Central Iowa is a member of MercyOne, which was founded in 1998 through a collaboration between CommonSpirit Health and Trinity Health – two of the country’s foremost, not-for-profit Catholic health organizations. MercyOne has more than 20,000 colleagues in Iowa and surrounding states.


MercyOne is looking for a Coder responsible for coding and abstracting patients’ medical records for billing and statistical purposes. 


What You Will Do:

  • Responsible for coding and abstracting patients’ records for professional billing.
  • Reviews patient medical records retrospectively and concurrently for the coding and sequencing of diagnoses and procedures for reimbursement purposes.
  • Interacts and assists with coding requests and questions from billers.
  • Serves as a resource for difficult coding questions and assists with insurance denials for correction and re-filing.
  • Makes process improvement recommendations to management as identified, specifically related to registration and charge posting.
  • Performs in compliance with federal, state, insurance industry regulations.
  • Follows established hospital policies concerning corporate compliance.
  • Keeps abreast of insurance carrier rules and changes by participating in carrier specific and MCI education opportunities.

MercyOne provides you with the same level of care you provide for others. We care about our employees' well-being and offer benefits that complement work/life balance.


We offer the following benefits to support you and your family:

  • Health/Dental/Vision Insurance
  • Flexible spending accounts
  • Voluntary Protection: Group Accident, Critical Illness, and Identity Theft 
  • Free Premium Membership to with preloaded credits for children and/or dependent adults
  • Employee Assistance Program (EAP) for you and your family
  • Paid Time Off (PTO) 
  • Tuition Assistance for career growth and development
  • Matching 401(k) and 457(b) Retirement Programs
  • Wellness Program




  • High school diploma or GED required.
  • One to two years post high school education preferred.
  • A minimum of two years current experience with ICD 10, CPT coding, and health insurance provider rules and regulations required. 
  • Coding Certification required.
  • Knowledge of anatomy and physiology and medical terminology required.
  • Knowledge of physician EM coding desired
  • Working knowledge of computer information systems required.


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