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Company: Vanderbilt University Medical Center
Location: Nashville, TN
Career Level: Associate
Industries: Healthcare, Pharmaceutical, Biotech


Associate Coding Specialist (Onsite Position)

Reviews, accurately assigns, and abstracts diagnostic and procedural codes to encounters using designated coding classification with some guidance.


  • Organizes and prioritizes fundamental coding work to ensure compliance with regulatory requirements and hospital targets.
  • Assigns the most appropriate diagnosis and procedures to reflect the utilization of resources during the patient encounter.
  • Recognizes documentation clarification opportunities to ensure it supports all codes and designation assignments. Initiates coding queries or tasks.
  • The responsibilities listed are a general overview of the position and additional duties may be assigned.


MEDICAL CODING (NOVICE):- The transformation of healthcare diagnosis, procedures, medical services, and equipment into universal medical alphanumeric codes.

MEDICAL TERMINOLOGY & DOCUMENTATION (NOVICE):- The ability to comprehend medical terminology and documentation in an office, or surgical setting.

CRITICAL THINKING (NOVICE):- The objective analysis and evaluation of an issue in order to form a judgment.

COMPLIANCE (NOVICE):- Understanding the rules, regulations, sanctions and other statutory requirements, guidelines and instructions relating to governing bodies and organizations, both internally and externally.

  • Organizational Impact: Delivers job responsibilities that impact own job area/team with some guidance.
  • Problem Solving/ Complexity of work: Uses existing procedures, research and analysis to solve standard job related problems that may require some judgement.
  • Breadth of Knowledge: Requires subject matter knowledge within a professional area to meet job requirements.
  • Team Interaction: Individually contributes to project/ work teams.



High School Diploma or GED (or equivalent experience) and < 1 year relevant experience

Licensure, Certification, and/or Registration (LCR):

  • Must have one of the following Coding Certifications: RHIT, RHIA, CPC, CCS, COC, CPC-H, CCS-P

Additional Qualification Information:

  • AAPC CPC, AHIMA CCS, AHIMA CCS-P, RHIT or RHIA certification required.

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