Job Description

Location: Steward Medical Group - North
Posted Date: 5/3/2024
Job Type: Full Time
Department: 1107.72070 Hawthorn Business Office

Steward Medical Group at Hawthorn Medical Associates is looking for an enthusiastic, dedicated Coder to join our team.

The successful candidate will assign ICD, CPT and HCPCS codes to all relevant physician claims. Ensure that E&M levels are accurate and documentation supports appropriate level assigned and medical necessity of service. Ensure all demographic and insurance data is accurate based upon information contained within the documentation:

  • Communicate with providers and practices to ensure all encounter forms are current.
  • Disseminate information regarding new codes and/or coding policies either by payer or through regulations.
  • Create and maintain department processes and controls according to Professional Coding Standards, CMS Standards, HIPAA, OIG, and the State of Massachusetts as well as national payor coding guidelines as they pertain to professional coding and reimbursement.
  • Educate providers and clinical staff through review and education of documentation.
  • Champion coding compliance, through Revenue Cycle team utilization of recognized professional references, and adherence to established coding convention and regulation.
  • Participate in departmental and physician network performance improvement initiatives.
  • Safeguard medical records and preserve the confidentiality of personal health information through the observance of physician network policies pertinent to the release of medical record information, record retention, and HIPAA privacy and security.


  • Associates degree in Health Information Technology or related business degree or equivalent amount of education and experience.
  • Current certification as a CPC or CCS-P; Medical Specialty coding and auditing experience a plus
  • Computer literacy of medical information system, records management software, encoders.
  • Demonstrated coding (ICD-10-CM and CPT) expertise.
  • Understanding of third party reimbursement rules and regulations.
  • Experience with encoder software.
  • Ability to work independently with minimal supervision; professional interpersonal and organizational skills. Attentive to detail and organization.

We offer you:

  • Vacation, holiday and sick time
  • Medical, dental, vision and other elective insurance options
  • Tuition reimbursement
  • 401K with company contribution
  • Supportive culture and professional development
  • Internal growth opportunities

Hawthorn Medical Associates, an affiliate of Steward Health Care, was established in 1970 and is the largest multi-specialty group practice in the Greater New Bedford area. We have many of the area’s finest physicians who practice in our state-of-the-art facilities in a campus-like setting. They are supported by a skilled professional and support staff and together provide high quality, comprehensive medical care to more than 138,000 patients each year.

About Steward Health Care
Over a decade ago, Steward Health Care System emerged as a different kind of health care company designed to usher in a new era of wellness. One that provides our patients better, more proactive care at a sustainable cost, our providers unrivaled coordination of care, and our communities greater prosperity and stability.
As the country's largest physician-led, minority-owned, integrated health care system, our doctors can be certain that we share their interests and those of their patients. Together we are on a mission to revolutionize the way health care is delivered - creating healthier lives, thriving communities and a better world.

Based in Dallas, Steward currently operates more than 30 hospitals across Arizona, Arkansas, Florida, Louisiana, Massachusetts, Ohio, Pennsylvania, and Texas.

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