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A cover letter is required for consideration for this position and should be attached as the first page of your resume. The cover letter should address your specific interest in the position and outline skills and experience that directly relate to this position.

Mission Statement

Michigan Medicine improves the health of patients, populations and communities through excellence in education, patient care, community service, research and technology development, and through leadership activities in Michigan, nationally and internationally.  Our mission is guided by our Strategic Principles and has three critical components; patient care, education and research that together enhance our contribution to society.

Why Work at Michigan?

Why Join the Health Information Management Inpatient Coding Team?

At Michigan Medicine, our Inpatient DRG Coder's extract and analyze clinical information and translate this into codes to assign the most appropriate DRG, POA and PSI indicators, SOI and ROM scores, for research, statistics, financial planning, compliance and marketing to ensure completeness, accuracy and compliance with the International Classification of Diseases Manual-Clinical Modification. You will exercise independent discernment on determining cases complexity by utilizing clinical knowledge in order to understand the etiology, pathology, signs, symptoms, diagnostic studies, treatment modalities and prognosis of diseases and procedures we code. We offer an excellent training program for new and experienced coders. This includes a 2 on 1 education and feedback from our DRG Compliance Auditors. When training is complete, you will also have an assigned auditor for your service team to answer questions.

What Perks and Benefits Can You Look Forward to?

  • 2:1 match on retirement savings
  • Excellent medical, dental, and vision coverage starting on day one of employment
  • Generous Paid Time Off (PTO) and paid holidays
  • Continuing education opportunities
  • Training and mentorship opportunities
  • Excellent on the job training until you meet the necessary quality scores
  • Opportunity to work from home after completion of probationary period, successful training, while meeting quality and productivity standards.


What will you be responsible for?

  • You will research complex diagnoses and or procedures as needed to improve coding knowledge to consistently apply the correct ICD-10-CM and ICD-10-PCS codes.
  • You will work closely with the Clinical Documentation Specialists and DRG Compliance Auditors to query the medical staff appropriately and professionally to obtain accurate documentation necessary to ensure coding compliance and accuracy.
  • You will expand job-related knowledge and skills by attending and participating in in-services and staff meetings. This includes staying up to date on coding guidelines and quarterly Coding Clinic.

Work Hours:

  • The position allows for a flexible schedule

Required Qualifications*

  • An Associate's Degree in Health Information Technology and registration with the American Health Information Management Association as a RHIT or RHIA
  • Certification is to be maintained through continuing education.
  • Excellent written, verbal and analytical skills and a high level of concentration.
  • Reasonable knowledge of medical terminology, anatomy and physiology, treatment methods, patient care assessment, data collection techniques, and coding classification systems.

Desired Qualifications*

  • Experience in a major academic medical center and ICD-10-CM coding and DRG grouper assignments.
  • Excellent computer skills and previous experience with 3M encoder.

Supervision received

General supervision is received from a Coding Unit Manager

Supervision exercised


Background Screening

Michigan Medicine conducts background screening and pre-employment drug testing on job candidates upon acceptance of a contingent job offer and may use a third party administrator to conduct background screenings.  Background screenings are performed in compliance with the Fair Credit Report Act. Pre-employment drug testing applies to all selected candidates, including new or additional faculty and staff appointments, as well as transfers from other U-M campuses.

Application Deadline

Job openings are posted for a minimum of seven calendar days. This job may be removed from posting boards and filled anytime after the minimum posting period has ended.

U-M EEO/AA Statement

The University of Michigan is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer.