Job Description

Job Title: Coder II, Profee
Job ID: 671023
Status: Part-Time
Regular/Temporary: Regular
Shift: Day Job
Department: MULTI Tri-Rivers Passavant
Location: Upmc Passavant Medical Building, Pittsburgh PA 15237


UPMC is looking to add a Coder II to their team at the Triv Rivers North Hills location.  This role has the same responsibilities as a Coder I: review all pertinent physician, nursing and ancillary documentation in the medical record. Depending on type of service and place of service, this role will determine level of acuity, procedure(s) performed, billable supplies and diagnosis to substantiate medical necessity. The Coder II will review and sequence all codes to to maximize reimbursement and address any potential bundling issues and apply modifiers as needed. LMRP/CCI edit and coding denial resolution.

This role is part time and would work two days a week or 16 hours over the course of the week.  Sound like a fit?  Apply today!

  • Adhere to internal department and system-wide competencies, behaviors, policies and procedures to ensure efficient work processes. Actively participate in monthly coding meetings and share ideas and suggestions for operational improvements. Maintain continuing education by reviewing updated CPT assistant guidelines and updated coding clinics.
  • Complete work assignments in a timely manner and understand the workflow of the department. Maintain daily productivity statistics and submit a weekly productivity sheet to management.
  • Identify incomplete documentation in the medical record and formulate a physician query to obtain missing documentation and/or clarification to accurately complete the coding process.
  • Make forward progress within the period toward meeting coding accuracy standards of the departments within the first year of employment. Meet appropriate coding productivity standards within the time frame established by management staff.
  • Meet and maintain charge lag and appropriate coding productivity standards within the time frame established by management staff.
  • Monitor and resolve coding edits and denials in a timely manner to ensure optimal reimbursement.
  • Refer problem accounts to appropriate coding or management personnel for resolution.
  • Utilize computer applications and resources essential to completing the coding process efficiently.
  • Utilize standard coding guidelines, principles and coding clinics to assign the appropriate ICD and CPT codes for all record types to ensure accurate reimbursement. (i.e. use of coding clinics, CPT Assistant, etc) and to determine the level of acuity. Review coding for accuracy and completeness prior to submission to billing system utilizing CCI edits.


  • High school graduate or equivalent. 
  • Graduate of an approved certified coding program preferred. 
  • Curriculum includes Anatomy and Physiology, Pharmacology, Pathophysiology, Medical Terminology, ICD-10-CM and CPT Coding Guidelines and Procedures. 
  • Proficient computer skills with MS excel knowledge preferred. 
  • In lieu of two years of coding experience with schooling, a minimum of three years experience or Certified Professional Coder (CPC) certification required.

Licensure, Certifications, and Clearances:
Eligible for Certified Professional Coder (CPC) or CPC specialty certification.

  • Act 34 Criminal Clearance

UPMC is an equal opportunity employer. Minority/Females/Veterans/Individuals with Disabilities

Salary Range: $14.95 to $22.97

Union Position: No

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