Coder II

Medical University of South Carolina

Job Description

Under the direct supervision of the Hospital Coding Supervisor, the Coder II will Abstract inpatient, outpatient, clinic, and/or emergency department medical record documentation to select and sequence appropriate ICD-10-CM/PCS, HCPCS, and/or CPT4 codes. Adheres to coding compliance guidelines for assignment of complete, accurate, timely and consistent codes for diagnoses and procedures to include final DRG assignment.


High School diploma and completion of a medical terminology course and a medical records ICD-10-CM/PCS and CPT-4 coding class and one year related experience; an Associate degree may be substituted for the required work experience.

Required Licensure, Certifications, Registrations: Credentialed as a Certified Coder by a nationally recognized accrediting body (AAPC or AHIMA) CPC, CCS, or RHIA.

Additional Duties and Responsibilities:

Physical Requirements: Ability to perform job functions while standing. (Infrequent) Ability to perform job functions while sitting. (Frequent) Ability to climb stairs. (Infrequent) Ability to work indoors. (Continuous) Ability to perform 'pinching' operations. (Infrequent) Ability to fully use both hands/arms. (Continuous) Ability to perform repetitive motions with hands/wrists/elbows and shoulders. (Frequent) Ability to reach in all directions. (Continuous) Possess good finger dexterity. (Continuous) Ability to lift and carry 30 lbs., unassisted. (Frequent) Ability to lift /lower objects 30 lbs. from/to floor from/ to 36 inches unassisted. (Frequent) Ability to lift from 36 inches to overhead 30 lbs. unassisted. (Frequent) Ability to push/pull objects to 30 lbs., unassisted. (Frequent) Ability to maintain 20/40 vision, corrected, in one eye or with both eyes. (Continuous) Ability to see and recognize objects close at hand. (Continuous) Ability to match or discriminate between colors. (Infrequent) Ability to determine distance/relationship between objects; depth perception. (Continuous) Ability to perform gross motor functions with frequent fine motor movement. (Continuous) Ability to work in a latex safe environment. (Continuous) Ability to be qualified physically for respirator use, initially and as required. (Continuous) (Selected Positions)

Employment Type