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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 Join Michigan Medicine?

Michigan Medicine is one of the largest health care complexes in the world and has been the site of many groundbreaking medical and technological advancements since the opening of the U-M Medical School in 1850. Michigan Medicine is comprised of over 30,000 employees and our vision is to attract, inspire, and develop outstanding people in medicine, sciences, and healthcare to become one of the world’s most distinguished academic health systems.  In some way, great or small, every person here helps to advance this world-class institution. Work at Michigan Medicine and become a victor for the greater good.

What Benefits can you Look Forward to?

  • Excellent medical, dental and vision coverage effective on your very first day
  • Retirement Savings Opportunities
  • 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


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.
  • 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.