Coordinator Facility Coding and Clinical Documentation Improvement
Req #: 45540
Full Time
Shift: Days
Coding Support Svcs
United Health Services Hospitals
Binghamton, NY
Weekly hours: 40

Coordinator Facility Coding and Clinical Documentation Improvement

Experienced candidates may be eligible for a sign-on bonus of up to $5,000.

United Health Services is seeking a Coordinator Facility Coding and Clinical Documentation Improvement to join our UHS team in Binghamton, NY. This position ensures accuracy and quality among medical coders, providers, nurses, billing teams, and other healthcare staff and also work collaboratively with Care Coordination teams to help identify and close care gaps.

This is a benefits eligible position

Shift: Days
Hours per week: 40 hours a week
Salary range: $27.99-41.99 hour, salaried position, depending on experience


Coordinator Facility Coding and Clinical Documentation Improvement

This position is responsible for extensive collaboration/coordination between coding and clinical documentation specialist teams to improve the quality and completeness of clinical documentation of care provided at United Health Services. Provide education to coding, clinical documentation staff and providers to improve documentation and query assignment, develop education based on, industry performance, regulatory focus areas and observed opportunities within UHS

Key Responsibilities and Expectations

  • Utilizes comprehensive knowledge of ICD-10-CM coding guidelines and clinical knowledge to educate coding, cdi and provides on best practice principals.
  • Provides educational in-service to coding and CDI staff related to DRG’s. Remains up to date on DRG system literature from AHIMA and CDIS. Possesses knowledge, understanding of MS DRG and APR DRG’s.
  • Reviews potential DRG assignments for accuracy. Provides timely feedback of all DRG reassignments.
  • Demonstrates ability to accurately and efficiently relate coding changes to staff.
  • Demonstrates an understanding of complications, co-morbidities, severity of illness, risk of mortality, and reports findings to Director of Coding/CDI.
  • Demonstrates proficiency in computer usage, including database, spreadsheet and internet usage.
  • Maintains excellent interpersonal skills and ability to work on a team to influence change.
  • Recognizes opportunities for documentation improvement using strong critical-thinking skills. Uses critical thinking and sound judgement in decision-making, ensuring regularly compliance and appropriate documentation and coding capture according to coding guidelines.
  • Collaborates effectively with Coding and CDI Supervisors to ensure documentation and coding requirements are met to capture appropriate ICD coding and DRG assignment.
  • Provides coding/CDI audits for DRG optimization.

Position Qualifications


  • CCS, RHIT, CPC, CCA CCDS or CDIP certification with an Associate's Degree's
  • Five years' coding experience


  • Five years' experience in auditing/coding with preferred knowledge in CDI regulatory compliance
  • Bachelor’s Degree


Minimum Required:

  • CCS or RHIT, or CPC, CCS-P, or CCA or CCDS or CDIP


  • RHIA

Employee Benefits at United Health Services

When you work at United Health Services, you become part of our family. We’re proud to offer competitive benefits and compensation to our employees who make an impact every day.

  • Health, dental, and vision insurance
  • Voluntary benefits, including cancer, pet, and life insurance
  • 403(b) retirement plan with company match model
  • Immediate accrual of paid time off
  • Wellness program rewards and insurance discounts
  • Employee Assistant Program (EAP) counseling and concierge services
  • Free, extensive online training through HealthStream

About United Health Services

United Health Services is a not-for-profit healthcare system serving more than 500,000 people in Upstate New York’s Southern Tier region. We offer integrated healthcare services across 60 locations, including four hospitals, three walk-in centers, and 22 primary care offices, in addition to home care services and senior living facilities. The United Health Services system employs more than 6,300 people and comprises 600+ providers who are all committed to providing and supporting the delivery of exceptional patient care.

United Health Services employees and providers are “LOVED!” This means we’re Living Our Values Every Day. Here, you’ll join a team that is dedicated to values-based, coordinated patient care. Every day, we outwardly live our Values of Compassion, Trust, Respect, Teamwork, and Innovation.

About New York’s Southern Tier

As an employee of United Health Services, you’ll call the Southern Tier, or more specifically, the Greater Binghamton area, home. Known for entertainment and restaurants, craft brews, outdoor experiences, minor-league sports, family-friendly events, and a keenness for local history (like our connection to the Twilight Zone and our six antique carousels), Greater Binghamton offers something for everyone. We’re a short drive away from the Finger Lakes region in Central New York, three hours from New York City, and just shy of four hours from Niagara Falls, Canada.


United Health Services in an Equal Opportunity Employer.

United Health Services, Inc. and the members of the UHS System neither are affiliated with, sponsored, endorsed nor approved by, nor otherwise associated with, Universal Health Services, Inc. (NYSE: UHS), UHS of Delaware, Inc. nor their affiliates, which can be found at

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Benefits That Make A Difference

While you’re making a difference in the health and well-being of our patients and communities, United Health Services takes care of you. We are proud to be able to offer our employees and providers a comprehensive benefits package that supports their needs today and for the future with a competitive retirement plan; comprehensive health, dental, vision and health savings and spending accounts; wellness programs that empower our employees to stay healthy and balance work and life goals; group life and disability options; and a generous paid time off (PTO) program. On top of that, we invest in you by offering tuition reimbursement and other programs designed to help you grow your career. The majority of these benefits are available to you for working at least 24 hours per week.

These are just a few of the perks and benefits you can expect when you join the United Health Services team. Be sure to ask your recruiter about all the benefits associated with the position you’re applying for.

Why United Health Services?

We are one of the region’s top employers with an excellent reputation for the care we provide. Our pay, benefits and perks are very competitive. We’re compassionate about patients and respectful of each other. We offer you the stability, size, scope and capabilities of big city health systems, but with the trust and familiarity of more personalized care. We’re engaged with our communities. And, we recognize the importance of work-life balance. Discover the difference you can make, here with us, at United Health Services.

About Our Region

Binghamton, a friendly and close-knit city in Broome County, offers beautiful and affordable homes in downtown, suburban and rural settings, as well as good public and private schools. Nightlife and cultural activities include craft breweries, restaurants and award-winning wineries. First Fridays celebrate local artists and there are frequent music and food festivals. Outdoor activities also abound, from skiing and golf to hiking, biking and more.