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Coding & Charging Specialist

Coding & Charging Specialist

Requisition ID 
Support Services
Position Type 
Full Time
Mercy Coding Services
US-MO-Saint Louis

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We’re a Little Different


Our mission is clear. We bring to life a healing ministry through our compassionate care and exceptional service.  


We don’t believe in jobs at Mercy, we believe in careers that match the unique gifts of unique individuals; careers that not only make the most of your skills and talents, but also your heart.


At Mercy, you’ll feel our supportive community every step of your day, especially the tough ones. We’re a team and love working that way. That team is expanding, and we currently have exceptional opportunities to help our communities grow.

Responsibilities and Qualifications

The position is responsible for reviewing and analyzing documentation present in the medical record for inpatient, outpatient and/or professional services to assign diagnoses, procedure(s), and charge codes as described by the physician(s) of record. Position would include clinical co-workers with combined facility and professional coding and charging responsibilities. Abides by the Standards of Ethical Coding as set forth by the American Health Information Management Association and adheres to official coding guidelines.



Because you’re committed to excellence, you understand the importance of being properly prepared for your role at Mercy. That’s why you’ll bring to your role the right set of qualifications:


Education:A.S. from an accredited Nursing or Health Information Management program or associated healthcare discipline or commensurate clinical experience.

Experience: At least 6 years of coding and/or charging experience in ICD-9-CM/ICD-10-CM/PCS diagnoses/procedure coding and/or HCPCS/CPT procedure coding in an acute care or professional service.   Working knowledge of Anatomy and Physiology, MS-DRG, APC, or MPFS/RVU payment and facility charging methodologies. 

Certification/Registration:Registered Nurse (RN), Registered Health Information Technologist (RHIT), Registered Health Information Administrator (RHIA), Certified Coding Specialist (CCS), Certified Professional Coder (CPC), Certified Professional Coder-Hospital (CPC-H) Certified Radiology Cardiovascular Coding (CIRCC).

If charge/clinical experience is met, one of the coding certifications must be met or completed within 6 months of employment or transfer.

Other skills & knowledge:Significantly advanced working knowledge and a high level of experience with the ICD-9-CM/ICD-10 CM/PCS and/or CPT/HCPCS coding classification systems, facility department charging, MSDRG's, APC's, MPFS/RVU’s, POA's, HACs; dependent upon whether an Inpatient, Outpatient, or Professional Services coder.  Advanced knowledge of medical terminology, anatomy & physiology, and/or pharmacology. Excellent written/oral communication skills, flexibility, as well as the ability to multi-task. 

Preferred Education:B.S. from an accredited Nursing or Health Information Management program or associated healthcare discipline.

Preferred Experience: 8 or more years of recent clinical, coding/charging or consulting experience in inpatient/outpatient acute care hospital setting and/or professional services. 

Preferred Other skills & knowledge:3M encoder and Epic system familiarity preferred. 


We’ll Support You at Work and Home


Our foundations are built on dignity and respect. Modern Healthcare Magazine named us as a “top 100 places to work.” We go out of our way to help people feel welcomed. We offer day-one comprehensive health, vision and dental coverage, PTO, and employer-matched retirement funds, even to part-time employees. We’re proud to provide tuition reimbursement to help you grow and learn new skills.


What Makes a Good Match for Mercy


Compassion and professionalism go hand-in-hand with us, along with exceptional quality care. Having a positive outlook and a strong sense of advocacy is in perfect step with our mission and vision. We’re also collaborative and are not afraid to do a little extra to deliver excellent care – that’s just part of our commitment. If that sounds like a fit for you as well, we encourage you to apply.

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