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HIS Coding Specialist - 40 hrs/wk, 1st/Variable 

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Responsible for coding inpatient and/or outpatient medical records and perform duties associated with the coding function, such as abstracting, working claim edits; researching coding issues, etc.

Duty 1: Utilizes the Encoding system for all ICD-9-CM or CPT procedure codes for all procedures of each medical record.

Duty 2: Abstracts all appropriate information as required by the hospital-wide information system.

Duty 3: Strives to attain departmental productivity standards.

Duty 4: Submits weekly productivity reports to supervisor in a timely manner.

Duty 5: Works edits, submits in a timely manner, and completes tracking spreadsheet and updates to billing in edit software.

Duty 6: Follows ethical coding practices and regulations as mandated by the Federal Government and regulatory agencies.

Duty 7: Aids physicians in the timely completion of medical records and responds to inquiries regarding coding and reimbursement activities.

Duty 8: Requests instruction on all equipment systems, and softwares which are unfamiliar or new in order to gain optimum competency.

Duty 9: Assesses adequacy of documentation in order to aide in the justification of principal and all secondary diagnoses and procedures.

Duty 10: Reviews coding updates as distributed from intern and external sources for educational purposes.

Duty 11: Actively participates in external review activities and departmental education regarding coding and reimbursement quality assurance.

Duty 12: Maintains a close working relationship with coding, clinical departments, billing, and medical staff.

Duty 13: Collection/entry of data for follow-up and tracking to insure timely coding of accounts and reporting of information.

Position Requirements


  • Medical terminology knowledge required. Anatomy and physiology courses preferred.

  • A minimum of five (3) years experience in coding general acute hospital (inpatient and outpatient) and/or multi-specialty physician office medical records by applying ICD-9-CM coding guidelines.

  • CCS certification preferred.

  • Ability to maintain a high level of confidentiality and integrity.

  • Ability to work independently and maintain an elevated level of concentration.

  • Capable of consistency, speed, and accuracy of task.

  • Ability to read, analyze, and interpret physician documentation.

  • Positive and strong service-oriented interpersonal and communication skills required.


This position requires a full range of body motion with intermittent walking, lifting, bending, squatting, kneeling, twisting, sitting and standing. The associate will be required to walk for up to one and one-half hours a day, sit for seven hours and stand one-half hour intermittently. The individual must be able to lift ten pounds and reach work above the shoulders. The individual must have good eye-hand coordination and fine finger dexterity. The associate must possess excellent verbal communication skills to perform daily tasks. The associate must have corrected vision and hearing in the normal range.

Full-Time/Part-Time Full-Time  
Exempt/Non-Exempt Non-Exempt  
Department HIS 

Hours per Week 40.00 

BVHS Shift 1st/Var 

Location Blanchard Valley Hospital  
About the Organization With more than 100 years of service behind us, BVHS is prepared to meet the challenges of the 21st century. We've grown from a single hospital to a comprehensive health system offering the Northwest Ohio region a full continuum of care.

Blanchard Valley Health System is a non-profit, integrated regional health system based in Findlay, a unique micropolitan community in Northwest Ohio. Governed by a community board of trustees representing large and small business, education, law, medicine and finance, BVHS oversees all operations.

BVHS has a long history of service to Findlay and the surrounding area. Blanchard Valley Hospital, the anchor subsidiary of BVHS, was founded in 1891 as the Findlay Home for Friendless Women and Children. As the community of Findlay has experienced growth and prosperity, so has the Health System, with major expansions occurring in 1958, 1967, 1977, throughout the 1980's and 1990's, 2007, and 2009.

BVHS is one of the largest employers in the area with more than 2,000 associates and serves an eight-county area that includes Hancock, Allen, Putnam, Henry, Wood, Seneca, Wyandot, and Hardin Counties.

In addition, a dedicated group of more than 600 volunteers support BVHS through their contributions of both time and money. As part of the BVHS family, the Auxiliary is a major contributor to our standards of excellence.

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