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Catholic Health Initiatives Specialty Coder in Chattanooga, Tennessee

Specialty Coder

Chattanooga Heart InstituteChattanooga, Tennessee

The posted compensation range of $18.74 - $25.77 /hour is a reasonable estimate that extends from the lowest to the highest pay CommonSpirit in good faith believes it might pay for this particular job, based on the circumstances at the time of posting. CommonSpirit may ultimately pay more or less than the posted range as permitted by law.

Requisition ID 2023-305663 Employment Type Full Time Department Cardiology Clinic Hours/Pay Period 80 Shift Day Weekly Schedule Monday - Friday Remote Yes Category Medical Coding


The Chattanooga Heart Institute offers the most comprehensive cardiac care available in this region. Founded in 1976 we now have six offices in Tennessee and one in Georgia. Our practice is made up of 28 board-certified cardiologists and three cardiothoracic surgeons. We merged with CHI Memorial Health Care System in 2011 which is part of CommonSpirit Health. CommonSpirit has more than 700 care sites across the U.S. and is committed to building healthy communities.


Job Summary:

Coding of all hospital and office charges, cardiac procedures, imaging procedures and all other services performed by the clinical staff. Review and implementation of processes both new and established.

Essential Responsibilities:

  • Physician and staff education as approved by the Director of Business Operations.

  • Read and stay current on all CMS and compliance related issues (advising Director of any changes or issues that affect the Practice).

  • Review documentation and code all missing care-slips to ensure capture of all charges.

  • Review procedure logs (from hospitals) obtained from staff to research procedures marked to ensure capture of all charges.

  • Review missing charges (obtained from business office staff) to ensure capture of all charges.

  • Accurately code hospital, office, imaging and ll other clinical charges in a timely manner.

  • Obtain working knowledge of payment posting function, demographics, charge entry and overall business office functions.

  • Work with management to increase efficiency and proper use of resources for business office function.

  • Maintain CEU and certification requirement.

  • Attend various meetings within Business Office and practice to gain understanding of overall functions to ensure compliance for billing.



  • High school diploma or equivalent.


  • Coding Certification through an accredited program (AAPC or AHIMA).


  • Coding experience or appropriate certification plus experience working within a physician practice.

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