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Surgery Coder

Richardson, Texas
Job Type
19 May 2023

Texas Oncology is looking for a Surgery Coder to join our team! This full time remote position will support the Colorectal department in our Richardson Central Business Office at 3001 East President George Bush Hwy. Typical work schedule is Monday-Friday; 8:00am to 5:00pm.

This position can be either a level 1 or Sr based on candidate experience.

Texas Oncology is the largest community oncology provider in the country and has approximately 600+ providers in 220+ sites across Texas and southeastern Oklahoma. Our founders pioneered community-based cancer care because they believed in making the best available cancer care accessible to all communities, allowing people to fight cancer at home with the critical support of family and friends nearby. Our mission is still the same today-at Texas Oncology, we use leading-edge technology and research to deliver high-quality, high-touch, evidence-based cancer care to help our patients achieve "More breakthroughs. More victories." in their fight against cancer. Today, Texas Oncology treats half of all Texans diagnosed with cancer on an annual basis.

Why work for us?

Come join our team that is responsible for helping lead Texas Oncology in treating more patient diagnosed with cancer than any other provider in Texas. We offer our employees a competitive benefits package that includes Medical, Dental, Vision, Life Insurance, Short-term and Long-term disability coverage, a generous PTO program, a 401k plan that comes with a company match, a Wellness program that rewards you practicing a healthy lifestyle, and lots of other great perks such as Tuition Reimbursement, an Employee Assistance program and discounts on some of your favorite retailers.

What does the Coding Specialist do?

Under direct supervision, performs all medical record coding activities. Assigns appropriate diagnostic codes to patient charts and reports as assigned. Supports and adheres to the US Oncology Compliance Program, to include the Code of Ethics and Business Standards.
The essential duties and responsibilities:

Abstracts relevant clinical and demographic information from the medical record to assign ICD-9 and CPT-4 codes in accordance with coding and reimbursement guidelines.
Identifies principal and secondary diagnosis with minimal error based on the national based standards.
Codes with an accuracy of 95% based on QA internal reviews.
Records all diagnostic procedures and assigns appropriate procedure codes.
Requests diagnosis from physicians when information is not recorded.
Determines and records the required medical information.
Updates coding procedures and guidelines. Works with medical assistants and other staff in coordinating medical information and patient charts.
Maintains the confidentiality of the medical information contained in each record.
The ideal candidate for the position will have the following background and experience:

Level 1

High school diploma or equivalent required. Completion of a course in medical record technology.
Minimum one year of coding medical experience required, three years experience medical coding preferred.
Applicable certification preferred.
Knowledge of medical records coding procedures and knowledge of ICD-9 and CPT-4 Coding Systems highly desirable.
Colorectal coding experience is highly desired.

Level Sr (in addition to level 1 requirements)

Completion of a course in Medical Terminology
Minimum five years medical coding experience, prior oncology experience preferred.
Certification as RHIT preferred.


The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to sit and use hands to finger, handle, or feel. The employee is occasionally required to stand, walk, and reach with hands and arms. The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 30 pounds. Requires vision and hearing corrected to normal ranges.


The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. Work is performed in an office environment.
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  • Job Reference: 1010176304-2
  • Date Posted: 19 May 2023
  • Recruiter: Texas Oncology
  • Location: Richardson, Texas
  • Salary: On Application
  • Sector: Healthcare & Medical
  • Job Type: Permanent