Baystate Health Coding Specialist in Holyoke, Massachusetts

Coding Specialist

Full/Part Time


Job ID



Holyoke, Massachusetts



Baystate Health is an Equal Opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, marital status, national origin, ancestry, age, genetic information, disability, or protected veteran status.

About Baystate Health

Baystate Healthis an integrated health care delivery system serving a population of nearly 1 million people in western Massachusetts. We are one of the largest health systems in New England with over 11,500 employees, five hospitals, and over 60 medical practices. Baystate Medical Center is the onlyLevel 1 Trauma Centerin the region and has the only neonatal and pediatric intensive care units.


This position is responsible for the accurate coding of either inpatient coding or outpatient coding. All tasks need to be performed following the Operating Principles of Baystate Health.

What You Will Do:

Review medical record documentation for the accurate assigment of ICD-9-CM and/or CPT codes to medcial records.

Ensure the quality and integrity of coding which includes accurate determination of principal diagnosis, secondary diagnoses, primary procedure and secondary procedures based on all approved documentation in an inpatient/outpatient record and the appropriate code assignment based on coding conventions.

Participates in educational coding meetings either onsite or offsite.

Maintains confidentiality of patient information.

Contributes to the general efficiency of the section and the department.

Works with HIM Compliance to address documention and improve quality.

Meets,maintains and sometimes exceeds the departmental policy on productivty and quality.

Assists in training of Coding Specialist-Associate when needed.

Minimally Required Education:

High School Diploma / GED

Minimally Required Experience:

2-4 years experience as a coder in a hospital setting

A pre-employment test for new hires must be completed with demonstrated knowledge and experience in the inpatient/outpatient coding

Skills / Competencies:

Thorough knowledge of ICD-9-CM codes, CPT codes, APC’s, APG’s, and DRG’s, as appropriate

Thorough knowledge and experience with Microsoft Windows programs

Thorough knowledge of 3M end coder

Abilty to work independently with little direction.


Certification of one or more