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Certified Medical Coder

Highlands Oncology Group

Highlands Oncology Group

Software Engineering
Springdale, AR, USA
Posted on Saturday, June 29, 2024

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Job type

  • Full-time

Shift and schedule

  • Day shift
  • Monday to Friday


Springdale, AR 72762

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  • 401(k)
  • 401(k) matching
  • Dental insurance
  • Disability insurance
  • Employee assistance program
  • Health insurance
  • Life insurance

Full job description

Come join our world class team and help us bring cancer treatment HOME!

Highlands Oncology began in 1996 with three physicians and a desire to change the face of oncology care in our community. Our founding physicians knew that patients do better at home, in the community where they live and work, and where their support system is already in place. In furthering that goal, Highlands has grown with the region from a single location 26 years ago, to 6 locations in Northwest and Northcentral Arkansas today employing more than 700 diverse team members.

As Northwest Arkansas continues to grow, so must the services and providers available in the region. Highlands Oncology is committed to remaining on the cutting edge to ensure our community has access to the very best cancer care. What we have is something quite unique right here in our own backyard with a caring multidisciplinary team focused on treating patients as family.

Job Title: Certified Medical Coder

Reports To: Coding Supervisor

Location: Northwest Arkansas – Depending on the position, employees may be asked to move locations from time to time based on clinic and patient needs.

FLSA: Non-Exempt/Hourly

Job Summary: The Certified Coding Specialist is expected to have and maintain specific expertise and demonstrate proficiency in the patient types and classification system for which she/he is responsible (i.e., ICD-10-CM and CPT/HCPCS) by undertaking a thorough review of applicable documentation to assess the quality of clinical documentation and determine the appropriate diagnosis and/or procedure codes to be reported, in conjunction with all applicable Official Guidelines.

Job Duties / Responsibilities: Including, but not limited to, the following:

  • Abstracting pertinent information from the patient records into the electronic medical record and assigning the appropriate ICD-10-CM and/or CPT/HCPCS codes that consistently meets quality coding compliance with the Official Coding Guidelines, CMS, and other regulatory guidelines.
  • Querying providers when code assignments are not straightforward or documentation in the record is inadequate or unclear for coding purposes.
  • Auditing a quarterly sampling of assigned CPT codes to patient records and report to the physician the finding and suggestions.
  • Completing weekly/monthly reports for providers of coding issues and/or billing issues.
  • Keeping abreast of coding guidelines and reimbursement reporting requirements.
  • Maintain patient/clinic confidentiality.
  • Perform all related duties as required by Business Office Director, Revenue Cycle Manager – Coding/Finance, and Coding Supervisor.

Required Skills/Abilities:

  • Experience with practice management systems and electronic health records.
  • Ability to adapt to the ever-changing coding/billing requirements of CMS, Medicaid, and private insurance companies.
  • Strong knowledge of medical terminology & anatomy and physiology.
  • Professional verbal and written skills.
  • Ability to work independently and as part of a team.
  • Ability to maintain good working relationships.
  • Demonstrates attention to detail.
  • Proficient in computer skills.
  • Demonstrates professionalism in appearance/dress code.
  • Knowledge of ICD-10-CM, HCPCS, and CPT codes.

Certifications/Licenses/Education/or Experience in a related field:

  • Required Certification in Coding: CPC, CCS, RHIT, RHIA or other nationally recognized coding certification covering ICD-10-CM and CPT.
  • High School Diploma or equivalent.
  • Minimum of two years’ experience as a coder or strong training background in coding and reimbursement preferred.

Physical Requirements:

  • Will require extensive desk use and computer use and long periods of sitting at a workstation.
  • Light to moderate periods of walking in an office environment.
  • Light lifting may be required of up to 25 pounds.

Job Type: Full-time


  • 401(k)
  • 401(k) matching
  • Dental insurance
  • Disability insurance
  • Employee assistance program
  • Health insurance
  • Life insurance
  • Paid time off
  • Vision insurance


  • Day shift
  • Monday to Friday

Work setting:

  • Clinic


  • ICD-10: 1 year (Preferred)

Ability to Commute:

  • Springdale, AR 72762 (Required)

Ability to Relocate:

  • Springdale, AR 72762: Relocate before starting work (Required)

Work Location: In person

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