Allina Health

Coding Data Specialist

Minneapolis MN
Jan 13, 2013
Jan 15, 2013
Employment Status
Full Time


Allina Health is a not-for-profit system of hospitals, clinics and other health care services with more than 23,500 employees, 5,000 physicians and 2,500 volunteers dedicated to meeting the lifelong health care needs of patients and communities throughout Minnesota and western Wisconsin. Allina is a vibrant, growing organization with opportunities to suit your professional skills and a diverse work environment to match your specific interests. We believe employees are our greatest asset and are dedicated to helping you develop and maximize your professional skills.

Allina Commons is the Minneapolis-based headquarters of Allina Health, a not-for-profit health care organization serving patients and communities. Approximately 1,600 corporate and administrative service employees work at offices within Midtown Exchange, site of the historic Sears retail complex at Chicago Avenue and E. Lake Street. This community landmark, adjacent to the campus of Allina's Abbott Northwestern Hospital, is the second largest building in Minnesota and includes offices, an internationally themed public market and residential units.


Code, abstratct, Maintain Quality & Productivy standards, keep credentials current, maintain compliance standards, and work in a team environment.



  • CCS, RHIT, RHIA, or eligible to take any of those exams
  • Required to obtain CCS within 2 years of hire date
  • Previous coding experience preferable but not required


  • Previous coding experience preferable but not required
  • Knowledge of ICD-9 and CPT-4 coding classifications
  • Ability to read and interpret healthcare provider documents
  • Ability to interpret terminology in the record when it differs from terms in ICD-9/CPT-4 using judgment to translate conditions into accurate codes
  • Detail oriented
  • Ability to interpret medical and anatomical terminology
  • Ability to maintain confidentiality in all phases of work
  • Code within timeframes established by Allina hospital coding standards
  • Ability to work independently and to work with other coders as a team when needed
  • Ability to communicate (written or oral) with healthcare providers about inconsistencies in documentation and third party payer requirements
  • Ability to work harmoniously with medical staff and ancillary support services departments
  • Ability to be flexible and adapt to change
  • Strong organizational skills with ability to prioritize workload
  • Knowledge of APC classification
  • Basic computer skills


Pay,Benefits, & Work Schedule

  • Full Time
  • 40 hours/week
  • Day Shift
  • Flexible Work Schedule & Weekends

Location/Community Information

Minneapolis boasts being both cosmopolitan yet small enough that you can find a place to call home whether on a lake, golf course, or in an adjoining suburb. With the fast pace of activity there are professional sports, theater, or enough parks for a quiet walk. The area has numerous schools and colleges, both public or private, and enough teams for all weekend athletes to join.

  • Located in Minneapolis
  • Population = 380,000
  • Service Area = 2,882,245

Community Resource Links:

Community Information                           School Digger

Explore Minnesota                                    MN Dept of Education

Minneapolis St. Paul Magazine              St. Paul Pioneer Press

Twin Cities Living Magazine                   Star Tribune

Closing Statement

If you are interested in becoming part of our award winning team of professionals, please apply online today. Allina Health is committed to providing Equal Employment Opportunities to all employees and applicants. EEO / AA


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