Outpatient Same-Day Surgery (SDS) Coder



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Job Description:

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JOB TITLE:  Outpatient Same-Day Surgery (SDS) Coder

JOB SUMMARY:  The Medical Coding Specialist, Outpatient SDS is responsible for accurately abstracting data into appropriate client electronic medical record systems, following the Official ICD-10-CM, CPT, and HCPCS Guidelines for Coding, AMA CPT Guidelines, and CMS directives. Performs data entry of required abstracted patient information into the client’s information system. Queries physicians when appropriate and interacts with Clinical Documentation staff as per account requirements. Maintains consistent coding accuracy rate of 95% or better while also meeting productivity standards.


  • Assigns appropriate ICD-10-CM, CPT, HCPCS codes and modifiers to outpatient surgery accounts as per designated workflow
  • Abstracts and enters coded data and/or charges for hospital statistical and reporting requirements
  • Queries physicians to clarify conflicting, imprecise, incomplete, ambiguous, and/or inconsistent clinical information when appropriate
  • Communicates documentation improvement opportunities and coding issues to appropriate personnel for follow up and resolution
  • Communicates with Clinical Documentation Improvement and/or Revenue Cycle teams for follow up and reconciliation of accounts
  • Maintains required productivity and quality requirements
  • Maintains coding credential requirements


  • Candidate must possess an approved AHIMA or AAPC coding credential
  • Minimum 3 years’ coding experience required, Trauma Level 1 and Academic Teaching facility experience preferred


  • Communication
  • Trustworthiness and Ethics
  • Consistency and Reliability
  • Meeting Standards


  • Integrity, passion, and ethics are required
  • Demonstrates strong communication and collaboration skills
  • Has strong organizational, analytic and problem-solving abilities and techniques
  • Exhibit consistent initiative with strong drive for results and success
  • Demonstrate commitment to a team environment
  • Demonstrate excellent interpersonal as well as well-developed written and verbal communication skills
  • Self-starter with strong time management skills
  • Commitment and adherence to company Core Values


We offer an excellent base salary, full benefits package including 401(k) with company match, group medical, dental, vision, life, & short-term disability insurance and vacation/sick days.


Sitting, talking, hearing and near vision are required over 90% of the time. Feeling is required over 90% of the time and reaching is required about 50% of the time.


Over 90% of the time is spent indoors, with protection from weather conditions. Exposure to noise levels that may be distracting or uncomfortable is present in only unusual situations.

Intellis is an equal opportunity E-Verify employer and will consider all applications without regard to race, sex, age, color, religion, national origin, veteran status, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetic information or any characteristic protected by law.

To review other career opportunities at Intellis or to apply directly (fastest method) for consideration on this role, please visit our career page at: https://intellisiq.com/careers/

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