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Job Details
Job Order Number
Company Name
Mercy Health Corporation (Mercyhealth)
Physical Address
2300 North Rockton Avenue
Rockford, IL 61103
Job Description


Active Full Time Hourly (80 ppp) FTE 1.0, Day, 8a-4:30p

Req .# 19753

Department/Skill highlights

  • Medical Coding Technician, BLDG 1 – Rockton Ave Campus, Days, 80 hrs/2 wks
  • Weekends/holidays may be needed based on the needs of the department.

Experience a rewarding and fulfilling career with Mercyhealth. Mercyhealth is committed to offering our partners a best place to work. Our unique workplace Culture of Excellence is built upon:

  • Employee engagement, empowerment and growth
  • Teamwork toward our common goal – providing exceptional health care services with a passion for making lives better
  • An atmosphere of caring and quality that cascades throughout the organization


  • Reviews, analyzes, and interprets documentation and identifies discrepancies between the code selection and the documentation; corrects them, and presents findings and education to the appropriate partner.
  • Resolves pre-bill claim edits from all areas and as identified by claims scrubbing software.
  • Maintains a close working relationship with departmental staff, frequently querying them and providing education when coding discrepancies arise.
  • Researches and provides education to all partners regarding CMS policies related to outpatient coding, inpatient coding, and professional fee coding, and presents findings to them.
  • Solves complex billing and claim denial issues related to coding by researching policies and guidelines.
  • Demonstrates extensive knowledge of official coding guidelines established by the American Medical Association (AMA), the Center for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) and contracted payers.
  • Has a thorough understanding of the differences between professional coding in a clinic setting as compared to professional coding in a hospital setting (outpatient and inpatient), and demonstrates a high skill level in the practical application of that knowledge.
  • Maintains an in-depth knowledge of Epic billing, ambulatory, and hospital modules.
  • Responds to customer concerns through coding reviews requested by other departments.
  • Assists with all coding functions at or above the level of a Medical Coding 1 job description.
  • Works as a team to achieve productivity goals.


  • High School graduate or equivalent
  • Three years of experience coding professional or hospital services in an outpatient or clinic setting
  • Knowledge of denial management preferred


  • Certified in professional or hospital coding (CPC, CPC-H) or other equivalent coding certification required


The Special Physical Demands are considered Essential Job Functions of the position with or without reasonable accommodations.

While performing the duties of this job, the partner is regularly required to talk and hear. Eyesight to identify numbers, folders, colors, and computer printouts. Speech to communicate one-on-one and over the telephone. Manual dexterity to operate keyboards, mouse and telephones. Prolonged sitting; use hands to finger, handle, or feel and reach with hands and arms. The partner is occasionally required to stand; walk and stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl. The partner must occasionally lift and/or move up to 25 pounds.

FTE: 1/80PP

EOE&AA/M/F/Vet/Disabled. Mercy is an equal employment opportunity employer functioning under Affirmative Action Plans.

EOE&AA/M/F/Vet/Disabled. Mercy is an equal employment opportunity employer functioning under Affirmative Action Plans.

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