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HIM Coder Analyst II - Military Veterans

at Cook Children's Health Care System


Medical Center - Fort Worth




Standard Weekly Hours:



  • Requires advanced knowledge of and skill in applying International Classification of Diseases and Procedures (ICD), and Current Procedural Terminology (CPT) code sets and associated Medicare/Medicaid rules and guidelines.
  • Reviews and interprets patient medical record documentation to identify pertinent diagnoses and procedures and assigns ICD-10-CM and CPT 4 codes accurately and timely to the highest level of specificity based upon physician documentation for ambulatory surgery, special procedure, observation, emergency department, outpatient ancillary and clinic visit records.
  • Primarily codes complex ambulatory surgery and observation visit medical records. Identifies and abstracts specified information from the patient medical record and enters data into the electronic health record system for billing and use in all types of CCHCS reporting.
  • Assists with coding outpatient ancillary clinic, specialty clinic and emergency room record coding as necessary.
  • Minimum expected accuracy rate for all coding assignments is 95%. Communicates with physicians and other providers regarding documentation requirements and collaborates with Clinical Documentation Specialists on patient cases regarding documentation needs and requirements, and coding assignment accuracy.
  • Maintains current knowledge of coding and documentation changes, rules and guidelines.


  • RHIA, RHIT or CCS with one (1) year minimum current and continuous full-time ICD-10-CM& CPT-4 ambulatory surgery, observation and/or inpatient coding and abstracting experience required.
  • Pediatric coding experience highly desired.
  • Technically competent and fluent knowledge in navigation of electronic health record applications, automated encoders, and other software applications and hardware required for job role required.
  • Experience using Microsoft Office Excel and Word highly desired.
  • Ability to work well independently and productively with minimal guidance and without direct supervision.
  • Must be highly detail oriented, have the ability to remain focused with good organization, interpersonal and communication skills.
  • Ability to maintain confidentiality. Goal oriented, flexible and energetic. Demonstrates coding skills, and critical thinking skills.
  • Ability to solve problems appropriately using job knowledge and current policies and procedures.
  • Demonstrated coding knowledge and proficiency is required through on-site skills assessment with a passing score of 90% prior to hire.


  • Registered Health Information Administrator (RHIA), Registered Health Information Technician (RHIT) or Certified Coding Specialist (CCS) required.
  • Required to provide current American Health Information Management Association (AHIMA) continuing education certification records.

About Us:

Cook Children's Medical Center is the cornerstone of Cook Children's, and offers advanced technologies, research and treatments, surgery, rehabilitation and ancillary services all designed to meet children's needs.

Cook Children's is an EOE/AA, Minority/Female/Disability/Veteran employer.

Cook Children's is an EOE/AA, Minority/Female/Disability/Veteran employer.

Fort Worth, TX

Cook Children's Health Care System

Promise, a strong word with deep meaning that everyone understands—especially kids. This is the foundation of our organization and what drives us to blaze new trails in medical care, research, advanced technology, as well as programs and initiatives that benefit children who may not otherwise have access to quality health care. Every day our employees come to work with the intention of keeping our Promise. It's the guiding principle that helps our patients and their families get better and stay healthy. As a member of our Cook Children's team, you can be an important part of making that happen.


At Cook Children's, we believe it's not just about finding a position, it's about finding the right fit for your career.  We are driven by our unique Promise that challenges us every day to push the boundaries of care inside our walls and far beyond them. It motivates us to help ensure that children and families can have healthy, happy lives. This vision not only binds us together, but gives each of us a purpose at work, at home, and in our communities. Our Promise is more than what we do. It's who we are, because ... #WeAreCookChildren's.

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