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Medical Records Coding Specialist
Southwest Medical Imaging Scottsdale, AZ

Medical Records Coding Specialist

Southwest Medical Imaging
Scottsdale, AZ
Expired: March 25, 2024 Applications are no longer accepted.
  • Vision , Medical , Dental , Paid Time Off , Life Insurance , Retirement
  • Full-Time

Since 1980, SMIL has evolved into the premier imaging provider in the southwestern United States. SMIL won the 2016 Southwest Alliance for Excellence award for customer and employee satisfaction, sound management, innovation and results. SMIL was again recognized with the prestigious Advisory Board Company's 2017 Workplace of the Year Award, and in 2019 SMIL was named a World Class Employer by Birdeye Surveys, Inc.

Employee engagement is part of everything we do at SMIL. We are dedicated to the growth of our employees including cross training and leadership career opportunities. Simply put, our culture is what sets us apart from the rest.

We offer competitive pay, career opportunities and benefits that include; medical, HSA employer contribution, dental, vision, paid time off, paid holidays, 401K and company paid profit sharing, tuition and continuing education reimbursement, paid life insurance, paid long term disability as well as voluntary short term disability.

We look forward to having you join our amazing team!

Remote work flexibility.

Position Summary

The Medical Records Coding Specialist reads and reviews documentation provided by physicians and other health care providers to obtain detailed information regarding the patient's disease, injuries, medical history, and diagnostic or interventional procedures. The Coding Specialist assigns and sequences diagnostic and procedural codes using a universally recognized system. The Specialist must ensure correct code selection for compliance with federal regulation and insurance requirements.

Detailed Responsibilities

  • Audit practice management system coding engine results for accurately applied diagnostic and procedural codes for exams of varying complexity including nuclear medicine studies, ultrasound, MRI, CT, x-ray.
  • Research, analyze, and abstract diagnoses and procedural codes from the radiology reports and other available medical records in RIS and PACS systems.
  • Assist with review of billing rejections and coding related claims denials.
  • Comply with performance standards and departmental goals.
  • Inform management of any trends or issues impacting efficiencies or reimbursement.
  • Participates in on-going training for Medicare/HIPAA compliance to augment knowledge of procedures, regulations, and compliance.
  • Maintains HIPAA compliance.
  • Uphold all SMIL policies and procedures.
  • Other duties as deemed necessary.

Specific Job Knowledge, Skill, and Ability
  • Advanced knowledge in medical terminology, anatomy, and physiology.
  • Extensive knowledge of Medicare guidelines and regulations.
  • Skilled in Microsoft Office applications.
  • Creative problem-solving abilities, investigative and analytical skills.
  • Ability to multi-task in a fast paced environment with minimal supervision.
  • Detail oriented.
  • Demonstrates the ability to organize work to ensure all tasks are completed in a timely manner.
  • Must be able to communicate calmly, compassionately, and professionally with all external and internal contacts.
  • The ability to work effectively with other employees and maintain a cooperative working relationship intra-departmentally and inter-departmentally.
  • The demonstration of ethical and professional conduct, including the ability to maintain confidentiality (HIPAA)

  • High School Education or General Education Degree (GED) required.
  • RCC, CPC, or CCS coding certification required
  • Minimum 1 year of experience in Radiology coding preferred.


While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to use hands to finger, handle, or feel; reach with hands and arms and talk and hear. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, color vision, ability to adjust focus. The employee is frequently required to sit and must be able to remain in a stationary position while performing the essential duties of this position. Inside general air-conditioned, nonhazardous environment only with light background noise.


Southwest Medical Imaging

Scottsdale, AZ
85271 USA



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