Inpatient Coder/Abstractor (773)

Hancock Regional Hospital   Greenfield, IN   Full-time
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Inpatient Coder/Abstractor (773) 

Category Health Information Services - 7180  


Abstracts clinical information from medical records. Assigns appropriate ICD-10-CM and ICD-10-PCS codes and confirms appropriate DRG payment group assignment.



  • Aptitude for detail and accuracy.
  • Ability to analyze information and make independent judgments.
  • Working knowledge of the ICD-10 coding systems, medical terminology, anatomy and physiology.
  • Experience in computer operations.
  • Types accurately at least 30 WPM.


  • Assigns ICD-10-CM diagnosis and ICD-10-PCS procedural codes in accordance with coding and reimbursement guidelines including, but not limited to, the following:
    • Identifies principal and secondary diagnoses and procedures based upon UHDDS standards.
    • Uses fifth digit and sequencing conventions.
    • Documentation is present to substantiate codes assigned, confirms all queries/clarifications have been completed before final coding the account.
  • Abstracts relevant clinical and demographic information from the medical record for specificity of coding and reimbursement purposes.
  • Maintains a control system to assure completeness of the indexing system; enters all corrections in response to system edits and internal controls.
  • Serves as a coding resource for Patient Financial Services and Revenue Cycle.
  • Refers coding and system questions to the supervisor/Director in a timely manner for determination and guideline development.
  • Assists in abstracting and retrieval of data for selected studies requested by Quality.
  • Keeps current on coding guidelines, rules and regulations, and new codes.
  • Participates in coding reviews related to the denials and appeals processes.
  • Other duties as assigned.


  • Accuracy: Accurately codes all diagnoses and procedures measured by Coding Quality Audits: 97 percent of all records for which the employee is responsible must be coded accurately to maximize DRG/APC weight.
  • Productivity Level: Inpatient coding: 20 minutes/record.
  • Productivity Calculation: Inpatient: 20 min/record x_________charts.
  • Coded accounts are monitored to assure required fields for each patient type are consistent and complete.
  • Corrects appropriate coding and abstracting discrepancies.
  • Assists Patient Financial Services in clarification of coding vs. reimbursement issues.
  • Seeks assistance only after referring to own resources.
Position Requirements



  • Certified Coding Specialist (CCS) required. If hired without CCS certification, must obtain within first 12 months of hire.
  • Registered Health Information Technician (RHIT) or Registered Health Information Administrator (RHIA) accepted. If hired without CCS certification, must obtain within first 12 months of hire.


  • Yearly attends one or more seminars in ICD-10-CM and/or ICD-10-PCS coding.
  • Mandatory Continuing Education: Customer Service, Fire and Safety, Corporate Compliance (including Confidentiality), Infection Control, and education required by regulatory, accreditation bodies, scope of practice, and/or Hancock Regional Hospital.
Full-Time/Part-Time Full-Time  
Shift Various Shifts  
Sign-On Bonus  
Position Inpatient Coder/Abstractor (773)  
Number of Openings 1  
Exempt/Non-Exempt Non-Exempt  
Open Date 11/10/2023  
Location Hancock Regional Hospital  
About the Organization YOUR HEALTH IS OUR LIFE

Hancock Health is an Indiana-based, full-service healthcare network serving Hancock County and the surrounding areas. Our health system includes Hancock Regional Hospital, Hancock Physician Network and more than 20 other healthcare facilities, such as wellness centers, women's clinics, family practices, and the Sue Ann Wortman Cancer Center.

A Caring Community Partner
Our goal at Hancock Health is simple: To give every person the personalized attention necessary for a happy, healthy life. Our mission, vision, and values embody this goal.

To be a Caring Community Partner by healing, improving health and wellness, alleviating suffering, and delivering acts of kindness one person at a time.

To be nationally recognized for kindness in the delivery of excellent quality patient care, efficient and effective operations, the adoption of proven technologies, the creation of a positive workplace environment, and excellence in community service.

Exceptional | Honorable | Devoted | Reliable | Kind  
EOE Statement We are an equal employment opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status or any other characteristic protected by law.  

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Hancock Regional Hospital

Greenfield, IN