Professional Fee Orthopedic Surgery & Pain Management Coder

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Job location: Remote - Nationwide


Job Description: 

We are seeking a skilled HIM Professional Fee Orthopedic Surgery & Pain Management Coder with strong coding experience to provide coding to our health system and physician group clients. This is a significant professional opportunity for an energetic, passionate HIM professional who wants to make a difference in the HIM community.


What HRG Offers:

  • Competitive pay and referral bonuses
  • Career growth opportunities
  • Computer equipment and current coding reference tools
  • HRG paid retirement planning through Employee Stock Ownership Plan
  • Benefits: Medical / Dental / Vision / Life / Disability / FSA / HSA / Wellness Program
  • PTO, sick days and paid holidays

Healthcare Resource Group (HRG) provides revenue cycle services to hospitals and clinics. Our HIM Division offers our clients Coding Consulting & Compliance Services as well as Coding OutPartnering™ from our Spokane Valley office, as well as remotely.


Position Summary:

The Professional Fee Orthopedic Surgery & Pain Management Coder will apply appropriate diagnostic and procedural codes to individual patient health records for specialty physician and clinic services for claims processing, data retrieval, and analysis.


  • Review and abstract patient medical records to assign diagnoses, treatments, and surgical procedures for professional services.
  • Assign appropriate evaluation/management levels for professional and facility services.
  • Ensure all services documented in the patient’s medical record are coded with appropriate diagnoses and procedure codes. When services are not documented appropriately, seek to attain proper documentation in a timely manner based upon the protocols developed by Healthcare Resource Group and client.
  • Rectify errors in the pre-processor and post-processor editing systems when assigned by client.
  • Conduct reviews of medical records to ensure compliance with coding and documentation guidelines and governmental requirements.
  • Provide written reports to management with audit/review findings and trend analysis.
  • When, and if assigned by management, provide education to providers/clients regarding results of periodic reviews while maintaining an exceptionally high degree of professionalism.
  • When, and if assigned by management, provide accurate answers to providers/clients coding and billing questions on a timely basis.
  • Review and recommend changes to policies and procedures to improve coding and data management for Healthcare Resource Group and client.
  • Exercise excellent oral and written communication skills in order to effectively interact and communicate with multiple professional disciplines.
  • Maintain a working knowledge, and stay abreast of, CPT-4, ICD-10, HCPCS coding principles, modifier usage, medical terminology, governmental regulations, protocols and third party payer requirements pertaining to billing, coding, and documentation.
  • Demonstrate service excellence, integrity, and initiative.
  • Maintain strict confidentiality of patient and clients, abiding by HIPAA.
  • Abide by the Standards of Ethical Coding as set forth by the American Health Information Management Association and adhere to official coding guidelines.
  • Abide by Healthcare Resource Group’s Code of Conduct.
  • Maintain production and quality standards as set forth by Healthcare Resource Group.
  • Other duties as assigned by Management.


  • CPC and/or CCS-P


  • 3+ years of coding experience with strengths in coding orthopedic surgery and pain management for both outpatient and inpatient encounters
  • Must possess a thorough working knowledge of ICD-10, CPT, and HCPCS coding systems and modifier usage
  • Thorough knowledge of medical terminology and medical abbreviations
  • Must be able to read text for long periods of time from printed materials/computer
  • Teaching hospital coding experience (including coding for residents) is a plus

Ready to join our team?