UnityPoint Health

Coding Specialist I-Radiation Oncology-Methodist

Requisition ID
HIM and Coding
US-IA-Des Moines
1221 Pleasant St
3020 UnityPoint Health Des Moines
Des Moines
Radiation Oncology- Meth
Scheduled Hours/Shift
Work Remotely within the US
Work Type (Portal Searching)
Full Time Benefits


The Coder I will review, analyze, and accurately assign ICD-10 diagnosis and procedure codes as well as CPT-4/HCPC codes for assuring optimum reimbursement, internal and external reporting, research, and regulatory requirements.  The Coder I will accurately code all diagnosis and procedures as documented in the medical record following the Official Guidelines for Coding and Reporting. Please note this position is NOT a remote position.

Why UnityPoint Health? 

  • Commitment to our Team – We’ve been named a Top 150 Place to Work in Healthcare 2022 by Becker’s Healthcare for our commitment to our team members.
  • Culture – At UnityPoint Health, you 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 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/ 


·         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 standards.  

·         Utilizes technical coding principles and MS-DRG and APC reimbursement expertise to assign appropriate ICD-10 diagnoses and procedures and CPT/HCPCS procedure 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.

·         Maintains 95% or above Productivity

·         Maintains quality scores at or above 95%


Education: High School Diploma or Equivalent. Completion of nationally recognized Coding Program (AHIMA/AAPC). 2-year Health Information Technology Program preferred.


Experience: At least 0-2 years of progressive on-the-job experience in an acute care setting.


License(s)/Certification(s): Registered Health Information Administrator (RHIA), Registered Health Information Technician (RHIT), or Certified Coding Specialist (CCS), Certified Professional Coder (COC/CPC) or CCA (Certified Coding Associate) with 6 months of acute care coding experience.

Knowledge/Skills/Abilities: Knowledge regarding MS-DRG’s, APC’s and official coding guidelines. Knowledge of ICD-9/ICD-10, 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.


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