Coder I

Requisition ID
Employment Type
Full Time
Business Office - Coding / Data Entry
Hours / Pay Period
Standard Hours
Facility / Process Level : Name
Mountain Management Services


CHI Memorial Hospital, now part of CommonSpirit Health formed between Catholic Health Initiatives (CHI) and Dignity Health, is once again the only hospital in the Chattanooga area to be named a Best Regional Hospital by U.S. News & World Report. We are proud to be the regional referral center of choice providing health care throughout Southeast Tennessee and North Georgia.


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:

Free Membership to our Care@Work program supporting any child care, pet care, or adult dependent needs

Employee Assistance Program (EAP) for you and your family

Health/Dental/Vision Insurance

Flexible spending accounts

Voluntary Protection: Group Accident, Critical Illness, and Identity Theft 

Adoption Assistance

Paid Time Off (PTO) 

Tuition Assistance for career growth and development

Matching Retirement Programs

Wellness Program


If you are passionate about the patient experience and ready to join our nationally recognized hospital, connect with us today!


The Coder I is responsible for abstracting and assigning valid CPT, ICD-9/10, and HCPCS codes to ensure appropriate reimbursement in accordance with federal, state, and private health plans as well as organization and regulatory guidance. This position is responsible for identifying compliance concerns, trends, and educational opportunities to ensure proper coding, documentation, and accuracy of billing within their areas of responsibility/specialty.  The Coder I is able to work independently with limited oversight and may require directions from supervisor or more senior co-workers on complex cases.

Essential Key Job Responsibilities

  • Accurately abstracts information from the service documentation, assigns and sequences appropriate CPT, ICD-9/10, and HCPCS codes into the appropriate billing systems, ensuring compliance with established guidelines.
  • Communicates professionally with providers, practice management, and other stake holders either verbally or in writing.
  • Responsible for working encounters in the coding work queue or task lists in a timely manner.
  • Meets or exceeds organizational coding production and quality standards.
  • Understands and applies regulatory changes and stays current with coding updates, for example NCCI and MUE edits.
  • Reviews and resolves coding denials.
  • Participates in special projects and completes other duties as assigned



  • High school diploma or equivalent required.
  • Coding Certification through American Health Information Management Association (AHIMA) as Certified Coding Specialist (CCS) or Certified Coding Specialist Physician Based (CCS-P)
    or the American Academy of Professional Coders (AAPC) as a Certified Professional Coder (CPC) required. (AAPC) as a Certified Professional Coder (CPC) required.


Preferred Qualifications:

  • One year multi-specialty physician coding preferred
  • Previous Electronic Health Record experience preferred.


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