Allina Health

Coding Specialist

Minneapolis MN
Mar 05, 2013
Mar 07, 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.


  • Analyze inpatient hospital medical records
  • Assign accurate ICD-9, MS-DRG for inpatient facility coding
  • Retrospective querying of the healthcare provider as needed for accurate severity/DRG assignment (inpatient)
  • Accurate and timely abstracting and coding



  • 2 year Health Information Technician graduate
  • 4-year Registered Health Information Administrator graduate, or completion of a Coding Specialist Certificate program and/or CCA certificate with requirement to pass the CCS exam within 2 years of course completion
  • 2 years inpatient facility coding experience highly preferred (including inpatient DRG assignment)


  • Knowledge of ICD-9, MS-DRG coding classifications
  • Strong knowledge of anatomy and physiology
  • Ability to read and interpret physician/healthcare provider documents
  • Ability to interpret terminology in the record when it differs from terms in ICD-9
  • Using judgement to translate conditions into accurate codes
  • Code within timeframes established for accounts receivable goals
  • Computer skills





Pay,Benefits, & Work Schedule

  • Full-time: 40 hours per week
  • Work Schedule: Monday-Friday or 4days (but must work Fridays)
  • Day/Evening/Night shifts
  • No weekends
  • Non-Contract

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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