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Engineering | Washington, DC | Full Time and Part Time

Job Description


Cooper Thomas, LLC, a leading provider of medical coding services to the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA), has immediate openings for experienced Outpatient Coders with at least 2 years of experience for full-time (W-2) or part-time (1099) remote coding positions, with the opportunity for a flexible schedule. Previous experience with VA is required, whether as a VA employee or with another VA contractor. You must be able to pass an initial entrance exam and code at a minimum of 95% accuracy. This work will be performed remotely in your home office. Preference will be given to those candidates who meet the qualifications below and have an active Background Investigation, PIV Card, eToken, and DMA or Multi-farm CAG Account.

Job Description

  • Must be able to code Outpatient encounters in ICD-10, CPT, and HCPCS
  • Knowledge of CPT and ICD-10
  • At least two (2) years of VA or other relevant coding experience, either as a VA employee or with another Government contractor supporting VA
  • For full-time applicants, recent DoD experience (last 6 months) is acceptable in lieu of VA coding experience
  • Ability to code a minimum average of 10 Outpatient encounters per hour with 95% accuracy
  • Active credentials as a certified coder and completion of all requirements to maintain active credentials
  • Ability to follow site-specific coding guidelines
  • Familiar with E/M calculator and ability to use this tool proficiently
  • Formal training in anatomy and physiology, medical terminology, pathology and disease processes, pharmacology, health record format and content, reimbursement methodologies and conventions, rules and guidelines for current classification systems (ICD, CPT, HCPCS)
  • Ability to accurately perform the full scope of outpatient multi-specialty coding including minor surgical procedures, pathology, diagnostic studies and procedures, physical and occupational therapy and all outpatient setting encounters; skill in interpreting and applying health information guidelines; and good judgment in completing assignments


American Health Information Management Association (AHIMA):

  • Registered Health Information Administrator (RHIA) / Registered Health Information Technician (RHIT)
  • Certified Coding Specialist (CCS) / Certified Coding Specialist-Physician (CCS-P)
  • Clinical Modification/Procedure Coding System Trainer


American Academy of Professional Coders (AAPC):

  • Certified Professional Coder (CPC)
  • Certified Outpatient Coder (COC)
  • Certified Professional Coder-Hospital (CPC-H)

Minimum Education Requirement


  • High School Diploma or equivalent




Cooper Thomas, LLC is a leading provider of health information management services. Established in Washington, DC in 2003, Cooper Thomas offers a competitive salary and benefits package, opportunities for performance bonuses, and the opportunity for growth. The selected candidate will be required to undergo a background investigation. Veterans encouraged to apply. Equal opportunity employer.