Clinical Data Analyst - Inpatient Coder (Remote)

Company University of Chicago Medical Center
Requisition Post Information* : Posted Date 1 month ago(5/1/2024 1:08 PM)
Job ID
New Position Type
FT Regular
CBA Code
743 Clerical

Job Description

Be a part of a world-class academic health-care system at UChicago Medicine as a Clinical Data Analyst - Inpatient Coder in the Medical Records department. This is a remote, work from home opportunity and you may be based outside of the greater Chicagoland area. 


In this role, the Clinical Data Analyst - Inpatient Coder, under general direction, is responsible for coding and abstracting diagnoses and procedures from inpatient and outpatient medical records for optimal and timely reimbursement and quality reporting.


Essential Job Functions:

  • Assigns ICD-10-CM/PCS codes and assigns DRGs for inpatient medical records accounts; assigns ICD-10-CM/PCS codes and CPT codes for outpatient medical record accounts
  • Abstracts key data elements required for billing
  • Reviews records for clinical pertinence
  • Interacts with providers for clarification of documentation/education
  • Abstracts and codes records, for patient currently in the Hospitals, for interim billing purposes
  • Reviews records according to pre-established criteria for referral to physician reviewers
  • Communicates with the medical staff in order to ensure appropriate assignment of principal and secondary diagnoses and procedures
  • Maintains CE credits in accordance with the American Health Information Management Association's requirements

Required Qualifications: 

  • Associate or bachelor's degree
  • Certification as a Registered Health Information Technician (RHIT), Registered Health Information Administrator (RHIA) required or Certified Coding Specialist (CCS)
  • Must have thorough working knowledge of ICD-10CM/PCS and CPT coding systems, DRG systems and federal/state regulations regarding reimbursement
  • Must have a thorough working knowledge of the hospital information system, electronic medical record systems and encoder; must have working knowledge of JCAHO standards for chart completion
  • Must have a working knowledge of medical-legal rules and regulations that govern the confidentiality and release of medical information with the ability to interpret and implement the standards; must maintain total confidentiality of all patient records; and PC experience

Position Details:

  • Job Type/FTE: FullTime (1.00 FTE)
  • Shift: Days – 8-Hour Shift
  • Unit/Department: Medical Records
  • CBA Code: 743 Clerical

Must comply with UCMC’s COVID-19 Vaccination requirement as a condition of employment. If you have already received the vaccination, you must provide proof as part of the pre-employment process. This is in addition to your compliance with the Flu Vaccination requirement as well. Medical and religious exemptions will be considered consistent with applicable law. Lastly, a pre-employment physical, drug screening, and background check are also required for all employees prior to hire.

Why Join Us

We’ve been at the forefront of medicine since 1899. We provide superior healthcare with compassion, always mindful that each patient is a person, an individual. To accomplish this, we need employees with passion, talent and commitment… with patients and with each other. We’re in this together: working to advance medical innovation, serve the health needs of the community, and move our collective knowledge forward. If you’d like to add enriching human life to your profile, The University of Chicago Medicine is for you. Here at the forefront, we’re doing work that really matters. Join us. Bring your passion.


Bring your career to the next level at a hospital that is thriving; from patient satisfaction to employee engagement, we are at the Forefront of Medicine. Take advantage of all we have to offer and #BringYourPassiontotheForefront.

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The University of Chicago Medical Center is an equal opportunity employer.  We evaluate qualified applicants without regard to race, color, ethnicity, ancestry, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, marital status, civil union status, parental status, religion, national origin, age, disability, veteran status and other legally protected characteristics.


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