Medical Coding Specialist II

UW Health

Job Description:

We are seeking a Medical Coding Specialist II to review information available in the electronic medical record and/or paper record to accurately code the episode of care in multiple specialty areas, including inpatient and outpatient settings.

We are seeking a Medical Coding Specialist II to:

  • Utilize available encoder, grouper software, and other coding resources to determine the appropriate ICD-10-CM, CPT, and/or HCPCS including specialty specific codes and Evaluation and Management (E&M) codes.
  • Maintain an understanding and apply knowledge of National Correct Coding Initiatives (NCCI), Local Coverage Documents and National Coverage Documents (LCD/NCD) directives, Medically Unlikely Edits (MUEs), and Medicare Teaching Physician Guidelines, applying knowledge of applicable regulatory requirements and institutional guidelines to select appropriate codes and modifiers.



  • Minimum – High School diploma or equivalent.
  • Preferred – Associate degree in a healthcare-related field.

Work Experience:

  • Minimum – One (1) year direct coding experience.
  • Preferred – Two (2) years progressive coding experience in multiple specialties.


Licenses and Certifications:

Minimum – Certification as Certified Professional Coder (CPC), Registered Health Information Technician (RHIT), Registered Health Information Administrator (RHIA), Certified Outpatient Coder (COC), Certified Inpatient Coder (CIC), Certified Coding Specialist (CCS), or Certified Coding Specialist Physician-Based (CCS-P).

Required Skills, Knowledge, and Abilities:

  • Extensive knowledge of Anatomy and Physiology.
  • Demonstrated capacity to work independently and in a team environment.
  • Effective communication skills, written and oral.
  • Experience with coding concepts.

Physical Requirements

Sedentary: Ability to lift up to 10 pounds maximum and occasionally lifting and/or carrying such articles as dockets, ledgers and small tools.  Although a sedentary job is defined as one, which involves sitting, a certain amount of walking and standing is often necessary in carrying out job duties.  Jobs are sedentary if walking and standing are required only occasionally and other sedentary criteria are met.

Work Schedule: 

Scheduled shifts are Monday through Friday between the hours of 8:00 AM – 5:00 PM.  Hours may vary based on the operational needs of the department.

UW Health Administrative Facilities

UW Health has administrative locations throughout Madison and beyond where thousands of employees provide vital support to our clinical areas. These locations are home to departments such as Access Services, Compliance, Human Resources, Information Services, Patient Medical Records, Payroll and many others.

UW Health values and embraces diversity and is proud to be an Equal Employment Opportunity, Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, religion, color, national origin, sex, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, age, status as a protected veteran, among other things, or status as a qualified individual with disability.

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