UnityPoint Health

Coder II- Inpatient Hospital Services

Requisition ID
HIM and Coding
US-IA-Des Moines
1200 Pleasant St
9010 Administration
Salary Minimum
USD $21.65/Hr.
Des Moines
Scheduled Hours/Shift
Monday - Friday/ Remote
Work Remotely within the US
Work Type (Portal Searching)
Full Time Benefits



This position is open to remote/work from home with strong preference for candidates residing within the UPH geographies of Iowa, Illinois, & Wisconsin


Why UnityPoint Health?

  • Culture – At UnityPoint Health, you matter. Come for a fulfilling career and experience a culture guided by uncompromising values and unwavering belief in doing what’s right for the people we serve.
  • Benefits – Our competitive Total Rewards program offers benefits options like 401K match, paid time off and education assistance that align with your needs and priorities, no matter what life stage you’re in.
  • Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Commitment – We’re committed to ensuring you have a voice that is heard regardless of role, race, gender, religion, or sexual orientation.
  • Development – We believe equipping you with support and development opportunities is an essential part of delivering a remarkable employment experience.
  • Community Involvement – Be an essential part of our core purpose—to improve the health of the people and communities we serve.


Visit us at UnityPoint.org/careers to hear more from our team members about why UnityPoint Health is a great place to work. https://dayinthelife.unitypoint.org/


At UnityPoint Health we believe our people are amazing. That’s right. Amazing! Every day we get to provide exceptional experiences to all who walk on our campus and in our hospitals.  We support the work that you will do by staying focused on what matters: YOU, our patients, visitors and family members. Are you ready to join a team that is passionate about excellence? If you answered “yes!” read on about our open position.


We want you to know this:

  • You would be joining a large team, but it's very personable and doesn't feel like a large corporation.
  • Your work schedule is flexible. What we mean is that you can work whenever it's convenient for YOU- any time of the day!
  • Having knowledge of EPIC will be helpful in this role.
  • You will be doing coding for hospital based services.



  • Assigns codes for all diagnoses, treatments, and procedures according to the appropriate classification system for all encounters and according to established policies, procedures, regulatory and accreditation requirements, as well as applicable professional
  • Utilizes technical coding principles  and reimbursement expertise to assign appropriate ICD-10 diagnoses and pcs procedures codes.
  • Abides by the Standards of Ethical Coding as set forth by the American Health Information Management Association (AHIMA) and adheres to official coding guidelines.
  • Knowledge in all coding applications relevant to area coding.
  • Maintains 95% or above Productivity
  • Maintains quality scores at or above 95%
  • Performs other duties as assigned



  • Completion of nationally recognized Coding Program (AHIMA/AAPC)
  • 2-year Health Information Technology Program preferred

Certifications (at least one of the below)

  • Registered Health Information Administrator (RHIA)
  • Registered Health Information Technician (RHIT)
  • Certified Coding Specialist (CCS)
  • Certified Professional Coder (COC/CPC)
  • CCA (Certified Coding Associate)



  • At least 1-3 years of progressive on-the-job experience in an acute care setting.


  • Knowledge regarding MS-DRG’s,  and official coding guidelines.
  • Knowledge of ICD-10-CM/PCS, CPT, and HCPCS coding principles, government regulations, protocols and third party payer requirements regarding billing and billing documentation.
  • Requires knowledge of federal and local healthcare laws and regulations.
  • Knowledge in all coding applications relevant to area coding.



Our People Are Amazing:

We believe to support diversity is to honor the ways in which people are unique as well as how they are similar. You can expect a welcoming environment that supports our organizational values and treats everyone with dignity and respect. Our inclusive environment will deliver better experiences, achieve superior results and create a strong and inspired workforce.


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