WMU Homer Stryker MD School of Medicine

Coding Specialist

Job Locations US-MI-Kalamazoo
Posted Date 4 days ago(9/21/2023 10:07 AM)
Job ID
# of Openings
Clinical Staff
Target Salary
18.35 - 21.50


Western Michigan University Homer Stryker M.D. School of Medicine is searching for a Coding Specialist. Reviews, analyzes, and codes diagnostic and procedural information for all clinic encounters, inpatient and outpatient hospital services.


Position offers the flexibility of a hybrid remote/on-site schedule.


Full Time schedules are available.  We offer a Monday – Friday schedule between the hours of 7 a.m. and 6 p.m. (nights and weekends off!).  Our full time employees receive 8 full-day and 2 half-day paid holidays, an 8 hour preference holiday, and 8 hours of paid volunteer time per year, and extremely generous Paid Time Off (PTO) accrual as well as an annual wellness reimbursement of $300. Tuition reimbursement is available within the first year of full time employment.



  • Reviews, analyzes, and codes diagnostic and procedural information on encounters and hospital cards to ensure accurate coding in accordance with ICD-10 and CPT guidelines.
  • Enter codes and charges into Epic system.
  • Investigates and resolves coding and billing problems with the clinic staff and physicians. Educates employees
    when necessary.
  • Assures the final diagnoses and operative procedures as stated by the physician are valid and complete through chart abstraction.
  • Communicates chart documentation inconsistencies with physicians to obtain necessary information to code and bill services.
  • Utilizes system work queues and reports to identify potential coding errors. Fix all errors in accordance to coding standards and third- party payer guidelines prior to claim submission.
  • Maintain CEU’s in accordance with certification standards; review bulletins, newsletters, and periodicals to stay abreast of current issues, trends, and changes in the laws and regulations governing medical record coding and documentation.
  • Availability to work occasional overtime on weekends or evenings to complete time sensitive projects.
  • Acquires new knowledge for new technology and policy/procedure revisions.
  • All other duties as assigned.



  • High school diploma required.
  • Knowledge of electronic billing preferred.
  • Associates degree preferred.
  • Three years’ experience in medical coding preferred.
  • Professional Coding Certification is required.





  • Knowledge and proficiency of Epic.
  • Knowledge of insurance/billing rules and regulations.
  • Knowledge and proficiency in grammar and spelling skills.
  • Advanced knowledge and proficiency of medical terminology, surgical procedures, anatomy, and physiology.
  • Advance knowledge and proficiency of medical codes involving the selection of the most accurate and descriptive.
  • Ability to effectively communicate with others verbally and in writing.
  • CPT/ICD-10/HCPCS code for billing third party payers.
  • Extensive knowledge of official coding conventions and rules established by the American Medical Association (AMA), and the Center for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) for assignment of diagnostic and procedural codes.
  • Ability to operate standard office equipment such as multi-line phone system, copier, and fax machine.
  • Ability to meet assigned deadlines.
  • Ability to interpret, comprehend, and transmit complicated and detailed instructions accurately.
  • Demonstrates the ability to recognize priorities in organization of work flow.
  • Able to perform duties independently, with a minimal need for direct supervision.

About Western Michigan University Homer Stryker M.D. School of Medicine (WMed)


We are committed to excellence and health equity through transformative medical education, high-quality, patient- and family-entered care, innovative research, and community partnerships within a just culture of diversity, equity, inclusion, and belonging. Our vision is health equity for all in Southwest Michigan through innovation in the practice and study of medicine.


The medical school is a collaboration of Western Michigan University and Kalamazoo's two teaching health systems, Ascension Borgess and Bronson Healthcare. The medical school is a private nonprofit corporation supported by private gifts, clinical revenues, research activities, tuition, and endowment income. Building upon a $100 million foundational gift in 2011, WMed is a recipient of the Empowering Futures Gift, a philanthropic commitment of $300 million to support the mission of the medical school. WMed contributes to the economic vitality of Southwest Michigan through the services we provide as well as the creation of 1,600 new jobs and an annual estimated economic impact of $353 million in Kalamazoo and Calhoun counties.


WMed is fully accredited by the Liaison Committee on Medical Education and the Higher Learning Commission. The medical school offers a comprehensive, innovative four-year Doctor of Medicine degree program and two Master of Science degree programs in Biomedical Sciences and Medical Engineering. We train physicians in 10 residencies and five fellowships accredited by the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education. To support our educational mission, we have Joint Accreditation for interprofessional continuing education, which incorporates accreditation by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education.


WMed Health is the clinical practice of the medical school with more than 300 providers offering comprehensive primary care and specialty services in several locations throughout Kalamazoo, Portage, and Battle Creek. The Department of Pathology faculty serve as the Office of the Medical Examiner for counties throughout Michigan and northern Indiana.


The W.E. Upjohn M.D. Campus located in downtown Kalamazoo serves as the primary educational facility with faculty and administrative offices, student study and social spaces, team-based learning halls, a state-of-the-art Simulation Center accredited by the Society for Simulation in Healthcare, basic science research labs, as well as toxicology and forensic pathology labs.


WMed is building upon Kalamazoo’s century-long foundation of drug discovery and medical device development with a strategic investment in clinical, laboratory, community, and educational research. The Center for Immunobiology, Center for Clinical Research, Research Histology Lab, Innovation Center, and Human Research Protection Program contribute to the medical school’s advancement of knowledge through innovation and discovery. 


Western Michigan University Homer Stryker M.D. School of Medicine is an Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer of females, minorities, individuals with disabilities, and protected veterans, and actively strives to increase diversity within its community. We provide a drug- and tobacco-free workplace. 


EEO Minorities/Women/Disabled/Protected Veterans.


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