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Medical Coder II

Job ID: 198885
Location: LACKLAND AFB, TX, United States
Date Posted: Sep 4, 2019
Category: Environmental, Health & Safety
Subcategory: Medical Coder
Schedule: Full-time
Shift: Day Job
Travel: No
Minimum Clearance Required: None
Clearance Level Must Be Able to Obtain: None
Potential for Teleworking: No

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Job Description



SAIC is looking to hire a Medical Coder II to support our medical coding efforts at Lackland AFB. The primary duties are to review clinical documentation and assign medical codes for ambulatory surgery, observation, and emergency department facility and/or professional services; however, Medical Coder II personnel may be tasked to assign medical codes for facility and/or professional services for outpatient clinic services.

  • Applies practical knowledge of the International Classification of Diseases, Clinical Modification (ICD-CM); Healthcare Common Procedure Coding System (HCPCS); and Current Procedural Terminology (CPT)  
  •  Utilizes practical knowledge of reimbursement systems, including Prospective Payment   System (PPS); Ambulatory Payment Classifications (APCs); and Resource-Based   Relative Value Scale (RBRVS) 
  • Uses knowledge and understanding of industry nomenclature; medical and procedural terminology; anatomy and physiology; pharmacology; and disease processes 
  • Applies knowledge of medical specialties; medical diagnostic and therapeutic procedures; ancillary services (includes, but is not limited to, Laboratory, Occupational Therapy, Physical Therapy, and Radiology); and revenue cycle management 



  • Minimum 5 years of medical coding and experience in 2 or more medical or surgical specialties within the past 10 years, OR 3 years’ APV coding experience within the last 6 years in a military coding environment. 

  • Minimum of one (1) year of performance in the specialty is required to be qualifying. Multiple specialties encompass different medical specialties (i.e. Family Practice, Pediatrics, Gastroenterology, OB/GYN, etc.) that utilize ICD, E&M, CPT, and HCPCS codes. Ancillary specialties (PT/OT, Radiology, Lab, Nutrition, etc.) that usually do NOT use E&M codes do not count as qualifying experience. Additionally, coding, auditing and training exclusively for specialties such as home health, skilled nursing facilities, and rehabilitation care will not be considered as qualifying experience. Coding experience limited to making codes conform to specific payer requirements for the business office (insurance billing, accounts receivable) is not a qualifying factor. 

  • Minimum of one (1) of the following:  
    • An associate’s degree in Health Information Management 

    • A university certificate in medical coding

    • At least 30 semester hours’ university/college credit that includes relevant coursework such as anatomy/physiology, medical terminology, health information management, and/or pharmacology 

  • Successful completion of an AAPC or AHIMA coding certification preparation course for professional services or facility coding that includes medical terminology, anatomy and physiology, health information management concepts, and pharmacology 
  • Education in section must be from an accredited educational institution recognized by the American  Health Information Management Association (AHIMA) and/or American Academy of Professional  Coders (AAPC)
  • Selected applicant must do the following before starting, based on government requirements:         

    • Pass a pre-employment coding test IAW the requirements of the AFMS Coding Manual. 

    • Provide proof of specific vaccinations and CPR training that is required to work at the facility

    • The selected applicant will be subject to a government security investigation and must meet eligibility requirements

  • Medical Coding Coder II’s are required to possess a certification in good standing from each of the following:
    • Professional Services Coding Certifications: The following are recognized professional certifications: Registered Health Information Technician (RHIT); Registered Health Information Administrator (RHIA); Certified Professional Medical Coding Auditor (CPMA); Certified Professional Coder (CPC); Certified Outpatient Coder (COC); or Certified Coding Specialist – Physician (CCS-P) 
    • Continuing Education Requirements: Medical coders shall maintain the required  continuing education hours in order to maintain current and proper national certification(s) requirements for this position at no expense to the Government

Desired Qualifications



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