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Emergency Medicine Coder in Alcoa, TN at TeamHealth

Date Posted: 6/21/2022

Job Snapshot

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  • Location:
    Alcoa, TN
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  • Experience:
    Not Specified
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Job Description

Join a team of dynamic, results oriented professionals!

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Named among “Great Places to Work" by Becker’s Hospital Review

  • Career Growth Opportunities
  • Convenience market on site
  • Benefit Eligibility (Medical/Dental/Vision/Life) the first of the month following 30 days of employment
  • 401K program (Discretionary matching funds available)
  • Employee Assistance Program
  • Referral Program
  • Dental plans & Vision plans
  • GENEROUS Personal time off
  • Eight Paid Holidays per year
  • Quarterly incentive plans
  • Business casual dress code
  • Free Parking
  • Free coffee daily
  • Employee of the month awards with monetary gift and parking space
  • Training Programs
  • Awesome Facility with terrific amenities
  • Wellness programs
  • Flexible work schedule



This position is responsible for assigning ICD-9-CM diagnosis codes and CPT-4 procedure codes to patient records from client hospital Emergency Departments.  This job entails scanning for accuracy and completeness of records.



  • Assign appropriate EM level and procedure codes using the CPT-4 manual and criteria established by Alcoa Billing Operation Center. Assign appropriate diagnosis codes using ICD-9-CM code book to emergency room visits.
  • Review and code a minimum of 35 charts per hour.
  • Report coding problems or irregularities to Medical Coding Manager.
  • Exercises knowledge of medical terminology and physiological systems.
  • Attend company meetings, weekly meetings, and workshops/seminars as scheduled.
  • Read all memos, bulletins, updates, and educational material supplied and be responsible for the content.
  • Performance of other non-essential duties that may be requested by the Manager or Director.


Job Requirements


  • Requires previous knowledge of medical terminology and prefer six months experience in medical coding.



  • None



Manual dexterity is required eight hours per day.  Ability to bend, stoop, twist, and lift large reference books.  Requires constant sitting tolerance.  Must have good attention span and attention to detail.  This job should be performed in a well-lighted and well-vented environment.


This position may require manual dexterity and/or frequent use of the computer, telephone, 10-key, calculator, office machines (copier, scanner, fax) and/or the ability to perform repetitive motions and/or meet production standards to comply with the essential functions. Also, may require physical and/or mental stamina to work overtime, additional hours beyond a regular schedule and/or more than five days per week.



Cooperative, positive, courteous and professional behavior and conduct is an essential function of every position. All employees must be able to work with others beyond giving and receiving instructions. This includes getting along with co-workers, peers and management without exhibiting behavior extremes. Job functions may require personal leadership skills such as conflict resolution, negotiating, instructing, persuading, speaking with others as well as responding appropriately to job performance feedback from the supervisor. Additionally, the information contained in this job description has been designated to indicate the general nature and level of work performed by employees within this classification. It is not designed to contain or be interpreted as a comprehensive inventory of all duties, responsibilities and qualifications required of employees assigned to this position.