Job Description

Aspirus Inc


Wausau, WI

Full Time

Work Hours: Flexible

Shifts: Day


For the 3rd year in a row, Aspirus was recognized as one of the top 15 Top Health Systems in the United States by IBM Watson in their annual study identifying the top-performing health systems in the country based on overall organizational performance.


We are seeking a full time Inpatient Coder (can work Remote) to assign ICD, CPT codes based on a review of the health care record documentation and application of professional coding standards and billing regulations.  Review and collects various health information data elements for patient care, statistical, financial and research purposes. Maintains confidentiality of health information.


Responsibilities include:

  • Reviews inpatient health records and assigns ICD diagnosis and procedure codes according to professional practice standards to insure accurate DRG assignment and reimbursement. This involves a wide variety of medical specialties and clinical services and requires translation of the documentation into a corresponding code that captures and describes the patient's condition and services provided
  • Reviews outpatient records and assigns Evaluation and Management (E&M) codes to specified patient populations 
  • Issues physician query forms to clarify the documentation for accurate code assignments
  • Screens medical records for compliance with pre-approved criteria for a variety of medical staff/quality management reviews
  • Applies technical medical record knowledge to various data gathering and analysis projects
  • Issues physician query forms to clarify the documentation for accurate code assignments



Hours: Flexible scheduling, generally Monday-Friday.  Ability to work Remotely and from home!



  • Prior working experience with Inpatient Procedural Coding experience including ICD10 PCS is REQUIRED 
  • Knowledge of coding practices normally acquired through completion of an Associate Degree in Health Information Management or Healthcare Business Services, or an equivalent program with emphasis in coding required
  • Previous applicable experience beneficial
  • RHIT accreditation and/or certification in coding by a recognized professional organization is required within 18 months of date of hire
  • Possess a high level of interpersonal skills, resourcefulness, and initiative



Aspirus is a non-profit, community-directed health system based in Wausau, Wisconsin. With more than 7,600 employees, serving communities throughout northern and central Wisconsin, as well as the western Upper Peninsula of Michigan, our integrated system includes four hospitals in Wisconsin and four in Michigan with more than 55 clinics.

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