Vanderbilt University Medical Center Coding Specialist - Cardiovascular (Cardiac Coding Exp Required) - Remote Position in Nashville, Tennessee

Coding Specialist - Cardiac Coding Exp Required (Remote Position)

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Reviews, accurately assigns, and abstracts diagnostic and procedural codes to encounters using designated coding classification under occasional guidance.


  • Organizes and prioritizes coding work to ensure compliance with regulatory requirements and hospital targets.

  • Assigns the most appropriate diagnosis and procedures to reflect the utilization of resources during the patient encounter.

  • Recognizes documentation clarification opportunities to ensure it supports all codes and designation assignments. Initiates coding queries or tasks.

  • The responsibilities listed are a general overview of the position and additional duties may be assigned.


MEDICAL CODING - The transformation of healthcare diagnosis, procedures, medical services, and equipment into universal medical alphanumeric codes.

MEDICAL TERMINOLOGY & DOCUMENTATION - The ability to comprehend medical terminology and documentation in an office, or surgical setting.

CRITICAL THINKING - The objective analysis and evaluation of an issue in order to form a judgment.

COMPLIANCE - Understanding the rules, regulations, sanctions and other statutory requirements, guidelines and instructions relating to governing bodies and organizations, both internally and externally.


  • Organizational Impact: Executes job responsibilities with the understanding of how output would affect and impact other areas related to own job area/team with occasional guidance.

  • Problem Solving/ Complexity of work: Analyzes moderately complex problems using technical experience and judgment.

  • Breadth of Knowledge: Has expanded knowledge gained through experience within a professional area.

  • Team Interaction: Provides informal guidance and support to team members.

VUMC Recent Accomplishments:

Because we are committed to providing the best in patient care, education and research, we are proud of our recent accomplishments:

  • US News & World Report: #1 Hospital in Tennessee, #1 Health Care Provider in Nashville, #1 Audiology ( Bill Wilkerson Center at ), 12 adult and 10 pediatric clinical specialties ranked among the nation's best, #15 Education and Training

  • Truven Health Analytics: among the top 50 cardiovascular hospitals in the U.S.

  • Becker's Hospital Review: one of the "100 Greatest Hospitals in America"

  • The Leapfrog Group: grade "A" in Hospital Safety Score

  • National Institutes of Health: among the top 10 grant awardees for medical research in the US

  • Magnet Recognition Program: Vanderbilt nurses are the only group honored in Middle Tennessee

  • Nashville Business Journal: Middle Tennessee's healthiest employer

  • American Hospital Association: among the 100 "Most Wired" medical systems in the US*CA

High School Diploma or GED (or equivalent experience) and 3 years relevant experience

Licensure, Certification, and/or Registration (LCR):

Must have one of the following Coding Certifications: RHIA; RHIT; CPC; CCS; COC; CPC-H; CCS-P

Additional Qualification Information:

  • AAPC CPC, AHIMA CCS, AHIMA CCS-P, RHIT or RHIA certification required.

Job Medical Coding and Billing

Organization: Coding-Rad/Onc Caths & Card 10 108492

Title: Coding Specialist - Cardiovascular (Cardiac Coding Exp Required) - Remote Position

Location: TN-Nashville-Vanderbilt Health One Hundred Oaks (OHO)

Requisition ID: 1807463

Vanderbilt University Medical Center is committed to principles of equal opportunity and affirmative action.