Duke University

Durham, North Carolina

Posted in Education and Training

Job Info

PRMO:, established in 2001, Patient Revenue Management Organization (PRMO) is a fully integrated, centralized revenue cycle organization supporting all of Duke Health, including Duke University Hospital, Duke Regional Hospital, Duke Raleigh Hospital, the Private Diagnostic Clinic, and Duke PrimaryCare. The PRMO focuses on streamlining the revenue cycle through enhanced management of scheduling, registration, coding, HIM operations, billing, collections, cash management, and customer service. The Mission of the PRMO is delivering quality service by enhancing the patient experience, providing financial security, and preserving Duke's reputation and mission of advancing health together. Our Vision is to be recognized as a world class innovative revenue cycle organization that values our people, patients and performance.

Please note: This is NOT a remote work opportunity for out-of-state candidates. All Duke medical coding opportunities require candidates to have a North Carolina address as a condition of employment.

Occupational Summary

The Medical Records Coder II is a certified Coder, that will be responsible for coding medical records utilizing ICD-9-CM and CPT-4 coding conventions, review medical records to assure specificity of diagnoses, procedures and appropriate/optimal reimbursement for hospital and/or professional charges and abstract information from medical records following established methods.

Work Performed

  • Review the complex (problematic coding that needs research and reference Perform other related duties incidental to the work described herein. and procedures. checking) medical records and accurately code the primary/secondary diagnoses and procedures using ICD-9-CM and/or CPT coding conventions.
  • Coordinate/review the work of designated employees.
  • Ensure quality and quantity of work performed through regular audits.
  • Assist with research, development and presentation of continuing education programs on areas of specialization.
  • Review medical record documentation and accurately code the primary/secondary diagnoses and procedures using ICD-9-CM and CPT-4 coding conventions.
  • Sequence the diagnoses and procedures using coding guidelines.
  • Ensure DRG/APC assignment is accurate.
  • Abstract and compile data from medical records for appropriate optimal reimbursement for hospital and/or professional charges.
  • Consult with and educate physicians on coding practices and conventions in order to provide detailed coding information.
  • Communicate with nursing and ancillary services personnel for needed documentation for accurate coding.
  • Maintain a thorough understanding of anatomy and physiology, medical terminology, disease processes and surgical techniques through participation in continuing education programs to effectively apply ICD- 9-CM and CPT-4 coding guidelines to inpatient and outpatient diagnoses.
  • Maintain a thorough understanding of medical record practices, standards, regulations, Joint Commission on Accreditation of Health Organizations (JCAHO), Health Care/Finance Administration (HCFA), Medical Review of North Carolina (MRNC), etc.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

  • Advanced ICD-9-CM & CPT-4 coding conventions Effective written and verbal communication skills Anatomy and Physiology Medical Terminology
  • Extensive DRG/APC reimbursement knowledge Coding software familiarity Data entry/CRT

Minimum Qualifications


High school diploma required.


RHIA certification - no experience required RHIT certification - no experience required CCS certification - one year of coding experience required CPC or HCS-D certification - two years of coding experience required

Degrees, Licensures, Certifications

Must hold one of the following active/current certifications:

  • Registered Health Information Administrator (RHIA)
  • Hospital Coding Registered Health Information Technician (RHIT)
  • Hospital Coding Certified Coding Specialist (CCS)

Duke is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer committed to providing employment opportunity without regard to an individual's age, color, disability, gender, gender expression, gender identity, genetic information, national origin, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation, or veteran status.

Duke aspires to create a community built on collaboration, innovation, creativity, and belonging. Our collective success depends on the robust exchange of ideas-an exchange that is best when the rich diversity of our perspectives, backgrounds, and experiences flourishes. To achieve this exchange, it is essential that all members of the community feel secure and welcome, that the contributions of all individuals are respected, and that all voices are heard. All members of our community have a responsibility to uphold these values.

Essential Physical Job Functions: Certain jobs at Duke University and Duke University Health System may include essentialjob functions that require specific physical and/or mental abilities. Additional information and provision for requests for reasonable accommodation will be provided by each hiring department.

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