Covenant Health

Job Title
Coder Analyst
Covenant Health Corporate
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Coder Analyst

Outpatient Coder

Full Time, 80 Hours Per Pay Period, Day Shift



Covenant Health Overview:

Covenant Health is East Tennessee’s top-performing healthcare network with 10 hospitals and over 85 outpatient and specialty services, and Covenant Medical Group, our area’s fastest-growing physician practice division. Headquartered in Knoxville, Covenant Health is a community-owned, not-for-profit healthcare system and the area’s largest employer with over 11,000 employees.

Covenant Health is the only healthcare system in East Tennessee to be named six times by Forbes as a Best Employer. 


Position Summary: 

Analyzes the medical records to obtain information necessary for the appropriate sequencing and assignment of ICD-10-CM and CPT codes. Confirms appropriate DRG assignment. Communicates with physicians for clarification of documentation for coding. Abstracts and enters data from the medical records in order to maintain a database for statistics and reporting. Assists the Business Office in timely billing of patient information.


Recruiter: Kathleen Rice || || 865-374-5386



  • Reviews medical records to determine the ICD-10 CM, ICD-10 PCS and CPT codes to be utilized, in accordance with coding and reimbursement guidelines.
  • Verifies data in the medical record abstract and accurately abstracts and enters clinical information from the medical records, to ensure the integrity of the database.
  • Appropriately utilizes current UHDDS standards in the proper selection and assignment of the principal diagnosis, principal procedure, complications and cormorbid conditions.
  • Reviews unbilled accounts reports daily and makes necessary adjustments to ensure all records are coded in a timely manner.
  • Reviews case mix reports on a weekly basis and follow-up on any record requiring re-review.
  • Participates in coding and abstracting quality reviews as required.
  • Assists physicians and clarifies coding versus clinical issues.
  • Assists other coders with coding questions to ascertain the most appropriate codes for billing and statistical information; refers coding questions to the Unit Leader, as necessary.
  • Contacts physicians for clarification when necessary.
  • Completes interim billing on rehabilitation and transitional care unit patients as requested by the Business Office.
  • Follows policies, procedures, and safety standards. Completes required education assignments annually. Works toward achieving goals and objectives, and participates in quality improvement initiatives as requested.
  • Performs other duties as assigned.


Minimum Education:           

None specified; however, must be sufficient to meet the standards for achievement of the below indicated license and/or certification as required by the issuing authority.


Minimum Experience:         



Licensure Requirement:      



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