Specialty and Surgery Coder- $5K Sign-on Bonus
Req #: 42790
Full Time
Shift: Days
Coding And Reimbursement
United Health Services Hospitals
Binghamton, NY
Weekly hours: 40.00

Experienced candidates may be eligible for a sign-on bonus of up to $5,000.
Early-career candidates may qualify for up to $11,000–$17,000 in tuition forgiveness

United Health Services is seeking Specialty Care Coders to join our team.

Location: 33 Lewis Road, Binghamton, NY
Shifts: Days
Hours per week: per diem
Salary: $22.87 – $30.94, depending on experience

Specialty Care Coder Position Overview

Specialty Care Coder’s apply the appropriate diagnosis and/or procedure codes to individual patient health information for data retrieval, analysis, and claim processing for hospital outpatient accounts, emergency department records, Emergency Department facility-based procedural coding and physician practice specialty/surgical coding. Code assignment should be done in accordance to coding and reimbursement guidelines with minimal errors.

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
  • 403(b) retirement savings plan
  • Immediate accrual of paid time off
  • Wellness program rewards
  • Employee Assistance Program (EAP) resources and counseling
  • Free, extensive online training curriculum for professional development
  • Tuition reimbursement or incentives to further your education

Specialty Care Coder Responsibilities and Expectations

  • Assigns ICD-10 diagnosis and CPT procedure codes or HCPCS codes with appropriate modifiers, creating APC or APG group assignments (as appropriate to the specific position) with required accuracy according to policy for all inpatient and outpatient procedures, specifically for professional specialty/ surgical services and facility based services.
  • Utilizes the computer assisted coding application and/or encoder along with other related resources appropriately in the code assignment process.
  • Performs Operative Report note review and coding. Demonstrates ablility to identify documentation deficiencies as well as opportunities for improvement.
  • Addresses medical necessity edits, claims edits and denial work lists according to policy.
  • Queries physicians and ancillary departments when code assignments are not straight forward or documentation in the record is inadequate, ambiguous, or unclear for coding purposes.
  • Reviews or enters charges based on documentation in the record as appropriate based on policy.
  • Assures all charges have been entered by performing regular reviews comparing scheduled visits and procedures to charges entered, as per the departments charge reconciliation process.
  • Works with providers and clinic employees to promote understanding of billing and documentation requirements to support the coding function.
  • Maintains productivity and quality standards according to policy.
  • Keeps abreast of coding guidelines and reimbursement reporting requirements as well as regulatory requirements.
  • Demonstrate commitment to United Health Services’ organizational Values of Compassion, Trust, Respect, Teamwork, and Innovation

Position Qualifications

Minimum Required:

  • RHIT certification with an Associate’s Degree in HIT; or CPC, CCA, CCS-P, or CCS certification with an Associate’s Degree or High School Diploma or equivalent; or a High School Diploma and one year of coding experience.
  • If applicant does not possess above noted credentials, must obtain their credentials within 6 months of start date.


  • RHIA certification with a Bachelor’s Degree in HIT.
  • Two years of experience with outpatient coding or professional coding.
  • Two years of experience with encoding systems.
  • Two years of experience with operative report coding.

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 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.

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 www.uhsinc.com.

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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.