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Fee Abstractor II

Job ID: 173404
Category: Health Information Management/Coding
Work Type: FT
Location: Philadelphia, PA, United States
Date Posted: Mar 3, 2023
Work Schedule: Full Time

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Fee Abstractor II

Corporate Services

1500 Market Street


Extrapolate professional fees from the medical record within the parameters set for the department. Ensure that the clinical documentation substantiates the evaluation and management, procedure and modifiers selected in accordance with Federal, State and hospital documentation and coding requirements.


  • Assign appropriate ICD-10-CM diagnosis codes in accordance with coding guidelines.
  • Assign appropriate CPT-4 codes for evaluation and management services and specified inpatient procedures.
  • Assign ICD-10-CM and CPT-4 codes to operative notes. Review the entire operative note, capture all codes, eliminate codes based on the Correct Coding Initiative (CCI) edits, attach modifier (to ensure accurate payment), and contact physician when necessary for clarification.
  • Neatly and correctly complete an encounter form for each physician's services being abstracted. Follow all department policies for the correct completion and processing of these forms.
  • Identify coding variances when the physician precodes his/her services.
  • Identify unbillable events due to insufficient documentation by the rendering or requesting physician.
  • Neatly and accurately complete the appropriate memorandum and attach the supporting documentation to process all unbillable events.
  • Neatly and accurately complete a daily production log.
  • Meet production goals set by the Director and Associate Director.


  • Certified Professional Coder - CPC (AAPC) or Certified Coding Specialist - Physician Based - CCS-P (AHIMA) required.

Education or Equivalent Experience:

  • H.S. Diploma/GED and 2+ years  work experience in professional coding, preferably in an academic medical center required.
  • Or Bachelor's Degree in a Health Information Management, Nursing, or a related field and 0-1 years  work experience in professional coding, preferably in an academic medical center.
  • Knowledge of medical terminology, human anatomy and physiology required.

Skills and Abilities:

  • EMR: Understanding of electronic medical records functionality.
  • COMMUNICATION: Demonstrated interpersonal/verbal communication skills.
  • Knowledge of ICD-10-CM and CPT-4 codes - proficiency with evaluation, management, and procedures coding experience. 
  • Knowledge of federal, state, and third party payer inpatient documentation requirements. 
  • Ability to perform work independently and make judgments without close oversight.      

We believe that the best care for our patients starts with the best care for our employees. Our employee benefits programs help our employees get healthy and stay healthy. We offer a comprehensive compensation and benefits program that includes one of the finest prepaid tuition assistance programs in the region. Penn Medicine employees are actively engaged and committed to our mission. Together we will continue to make medical advances that help people live longer, healthier lives.

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