Professional Medical Coder I (Remote, Must reside in the state of South Carolina)

Full Time 
AM Shift 
8a-5p, Mon-Fri

Sign-On Bonus: 5,000.00 

Consistently named best hospital, Lexington Medical Center dedicates itself to providing quality health services that meet the needs of its communities. Ranked #2 in the state and #1 in the Columbia metro area by U.S. News & World Report, Lexington Medical Center is the only hospital named one of the Best Places to Work in South Carolina.


The 607-bed teaching hospital anchors a health care network that includes five community medical centers and employs more than 8,000 health care professionals. The network includes a cardiovascular program recognized by the American College of Cardiology as South Carolina’s first HeartCARE CenterTM and an accredited Cancer Center of Excellence affiliated with MUSC Hollings Cancer Center for research and education. The network also features an occupational health center, the largest skilled nursing facility in the Carolinas, an Alzheimer’s care center and nearly 80 physician practices.  Its postgraduate medical education programs include family medicine and transitional year residencies. 

Job Summary

Assigns appropriate ICD and CPT codes for reimbursement and statistical purposes. Follows ICD, CPT, CMS, and other regulatory coding guidelines. Abstracts clinical information from medical records for complete and accurate statistical documentation.

Minimum Qualifications

Minimum Education: High School Degree or Equivalent
Minimum Years of Experience: 1 Year of Experience in Professional Coding or Related Field
Substitutable Education & Experience (Optional): In lieu of 1 Year of Experience, will consider successful completion of the coding fellowship.
Required Certifications/Licensure: Licensure, Registry, or Certification Required (AAPC or AHIMA coding credential required and/or specialty certification, as approved by Director);
*A CCA or CPC-A will only be eligible for those who have successfully completed the coding fellowship.
Required Training: Experience working with CPT, ICD diagnosis coding, E/M Documentation Guidelines (1995/1997/2021);
Experience with CCI edits;
Experience with Medicare LCDs and NCDs;
Understanding of state and federal regulations as well as payor billing requirements.
Must be computer literate and have experience with Microsoft applications (i.e., Word, Excel, Outlook);
Experience with electronic health records software.

Essential Functions

  • Reviews and interprets hospital based professional services and outpatient medical documentation to accurately assign ICD and CPT codes for reimbursement and statistical purposes.
  • Abstracts information into computer for reimbursement and statistical purposes.
  • Researches and stays current with trends in healthcare coding and compliance.
  • Keeps department manager up to date with any coding or documentation issues.
  • Must work independently and collaboratively to support the achievement of department People, Quality, Finance, and Service goals as well as organizational goals.

Duties & Responsibilities

  • Works as a team with physicians, coding staff and other personnel to ensure proper and accurate code assignment and continuous quality improvement.
  • Responsible for assisting with coding claim edits and reviewing claim denials for correction.
  • Reports to work in a timely manner and adheres to attendance policies. Conscientious of scheduling time off in advance so as not to interfere dramatically with coding turnaround times.
  • Performs all other duties as assigned. 

We are committed to offering quality, cost-effective benefits choices for our employees and their families:

  • Day ONE medical, dental and life insurance benefits 
  • Health care and dependent care flexible spending accounts (FSAs)
  • Employees are eligible for enrollment into the 403(b) match plan day one.  LHI matches dollar for dollar up to 6%.
  • Employer paid life insurance – equal to 1x salary
  • Employee may elect supplemental life insurance with low cost premiums up to 3x salary 
  • Adoption assistance
  • LHI provides its full-time employees employer paid short-term disability and long-term disability coverage after 90 days of eligible employment
  • Tuition reimbursement
  • Student loan forgiveness

Equal Opportunity Employer
It is the policy of LMC to provide equal opportunity of employment for all individuals, and to remain compliant with applicable state and federal laws and regulations. LMC strives to provide a discrimination-free environment, and to recruit, select, on-board, and employ all employees without regard to race, color, religion, sex, age, disability, national origin, veteran status, or pregnancy, childbirth, or related medical conditions, including but not limited to, lactation. LMC endeavors to upgrade and promote employees from within the hospital where possible and consistent with the employee’s desires and abilities and the hospital’s needs.

Nearest Major Market: Columbia
Nearest Secondary Market: South Carolina