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Banner Health Senior Surgical Oncology Coder in Tempe, Arizona

Primary City/State:

Tempe, Arizona

Department Name:

Coding Ambulatory

Work Shift:


Job Category:

Revenue Cycle

Primary Location Starting Range:

$22.26/hr - $27.83/hr

In accordance with Colorado’s EPEWA Equal Pay Transparency Rules.

The future is full of possibilities. At Banner Health, we’re excited about what the future holds for health care. That’s why we’re changing the industry to make the experience the best it can be. Our team has come together with the common goal: Make health care easier, so life can be better. The future of health care starts here. If you’re ready to change lives, we want to hear from you. Apply today.

Our Coding team is looking for an experienced Surgical Oncology Coder with at least 2 yrs of experience to support Banner MD Anderson Cancer Center. As a team member you will experience a cohesive and goal oriented team environment with highly motivated peers.

Our remote Coder are required to live in Arizona, Alaska, Arkansas, California, Colorado, Iowa, Nebraska, Nevada, North Dakota, Texas, Utah, Washington and Wyoming!

Your pay and benefits (Total Rewards) are important components of your Journey at Banner Health. Banner Health offers a variety of benefit plans to help you and your family. We provide health and financial security options so you can focus on being the best at what you do and enjoying your life.

Within Banner Health Corporate, you will have the opportunity to apply your unique experience and expertise in support of a nationally-recognized healthcare leader. We offer stimulating and rewarding careers in a wide array of disciplines. Whether your background is in Human Resources, Finance, Information Technology, Legal, Managed Care Programs or Public Relations, you'll find many options for contributing to our award-winning patient care.


This position performs complex professional coding in support of specialty or multi-specialty physician practices by evaluating medical records and validating that appropriate clinical diagnosis and procedure codes are assigned in accordance with nationally recognized coding guidelines.


  1. Reviews and analyzes complex diagnosis and procedure documentation from medical records against billed procedures to ensure accurate coding of specialty diagnoses and procedures in accordance with national coding guidelines and appropriate reimbursement requirements. Recognizes and distinguishes complex diagnoses and procedures and has attention to detail to make needed corrections and ensure accurate coding, reimbursement, and compliance.

  2. Consults with medical providers to clarify missing or inadequate record information and to determine appropriate diagnostic and procedure codes. Provides thorough, timely and accurate review of ICD9 and/or CPT4 code assignments.

  3. Provides quality assurance for medical records. For all assigned records and/or areas assures compliance with coding rules and regulations according to regulatory agencies for state Medicaid plans, Center for Medicare Services (CMS), Office of the Inspector General (OIG) and the Health Care Financing Administration (HCFA), as well as company and applicable professional standards.

  4. As assigned, compiles daily and monthly reports; tabulates data from medical records for research or analysis purposes.

  5. Acts as a knowledge resource to clinical staff for billing code issues.

  6. Works independently with the ability to manage and prioritize work assignments. Uses specialized knowledge to ensure accurate assignment of ICD9/CPT codes according to national guidelines. May seek guidance for correct interpretation of coding guidelines and LCDs (Local Coverage Determinations).


High school diploma/GED or equivalent working knowledge and specialized formal training equivalent to the two year certification course in medical record keeping principles and practices, anatomy, physiology, pathology, medical terminology, standard nomenclature, and classification of diagnoses and operations, or an Associate’s degree in a related health care field.

Must demonstrate an elevated level of knowledge and understanding of ICD9 and CPT coding principles as recommended by the American Health Information Management Association coding competencies, and as required for the assigned practice areas. Requires three or more years of specialized professional coding experience for clinical specialty areas. Must be able to achieve an acceptable accuracy rate on the coding test administered by the hiring business unit according to pre-established company standards. Requires the ability to work autonomously while maintaining a high level of accountability and quality performance outcomes. Must demonstrate excellent critical thinking and organization skills. Requires attention to detail.

Must be able to work effectively with common office software, coding software, and abstracting systems.


Registered Health Information Administrator (RHIA) or Registered Health Information Technician (RHIT) credentials are preferred. Medical Coding Specialty Credential from the American Academy of Professional Coders (AAPC) in the assigned specialty areas are a plus. Specialty coding certification.

Additional related education and/or experience preferred.

Banner Health complies with applicable federal and state laws and does not discriminate based on race, color, national origin, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, age, or disability.