Surgical Coder (ER, E/M, Observation)

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Virtual Desk Jobs
October 7, 2020
Remote, TX
Job Type
Job ID
Virtual Desk Jobs
Job Industry
Medical Coding
Must meet all job description requirements.
Education Requirements
Not Specified
$23.75; DOE
Pay Type
Street Address


Virtual Desk Jobs is seeking for someone to fill the position of a Surgical Coder to work remotely in the U.S.


  • Facility Outpatient and Surgery coding (Ambulatory/Same Day Surgery), including Emergency Room, E&M, and Observations. Must be able to maintain the following productivity standards: OP 6-7 charts per hour, ER 13-14 charts per hour, and OBS 3-4 charts per hour.

  • Review medical records to identify pertinent diagnoses and procedures relative to the patient’s healthcare encounter.

  • Select the principal diagnosis and principal procedure, along with other diagnoses and procedures using UHDDS definition.

  • Ensure appropriate DRG assignment.

  • Abstract appropriate information from the medical record based on the guidelines provided by the client and after a thorough review of the medical record.

  • Solicit clarification from the physician regarding ambiguous or conflicting documentation in the medical record using guidelines provided by the client.

  • May act as a mentor to training coders and/or new hires by providing education and training.

  • Participate in Coding Roundtables through presentation of materials, articles and current issues related to coding and Health Information Management.

  • Maintain current knowledge of the information contained in the Coding Clinic, CPT Assistant, and the Official Guidelines for Coding and Reporting.

  • Maintain effective and professional communication skills.

  • Contributes to a positive company image by exhibiting professionalism, adaptability and mutual respect.

  • Assist in working the QA queue for their assigned client when requested.

PAY: $23.75 per hour; DOE


  • Medical, Dental, Vision

  • 0 days PTO, three weeks of paid time off (120 hours) annually, and
    seven paid holidays annually

  • Competitive salary

  • Signing bonuses

  • Job-related education reimbursement


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Please contact us directly to discuss remote medical coding job openings at (405) 494-0214.

Job Requirements

JOB REQUIREMENTS: Computer, Internet, and a home office set-up.



• Minimum of 2 years of OP, ED, and E&M coding experience. 5 years will be considered in lieu of credential.

• Must be CPC, CCS, RHIT or RHIA certified.

• Must have a minimum of 3 years of related coding experience; 5-7 years is preferred.

• Extensive knowledge of ICD-9-CM and CPT coding principles and guidelines, reimbursement systems, federal, state and payer-specific regulations and policies pertaining to documentation, coding and billing.

• Understands medical terminology, anatomy, physiology, surgical technology, pharmacology, and disease processes.

• Excellent verbal and written communication skills.

Must pass a coding proficiency test and complete the client’s exam before being eligible for interview.

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