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Remote Part-time Outpatient Medical Coder - CPMA preferred

HIM | Remote Home Office | 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 Part-time Outpatient Coders with at least 2 years of multi-specialty OP coding experience for part-time (1099 or W-2) 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. 


  • Able to code multi-specialty Outpatient, Radiology, and Ancillary encounters in ICD-10, CPT, and HCPCS
  • Proficiency and extensive experience in E/M coding
  • Able to commit to working 20 hours and coding 200 OP encounters per week
  • Expert 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
  • Recent DoD experience (last 6 months) is acceptable in lieu of VA coding experience provided you meet the E/M coding requirements listed above
  • Ability to code a minimum average of 10 OP 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 as well as VHA National 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 OP 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
  • Able to complete assigned work within required turnaround times


Accepted Coding Credentials

American Health Information Management Association (AHIMA):

  • Certified Coding Specialist-Physician (CCS-P) 

American Academy of Professional Coders (AAPC):

  • Certified Professional Medical Auditor (CPMA)
  • Certified Professional Coder (CPC)


Minimum Education

  • 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 quality bonuses, and the opportunity for growth. The selected candidate will be required to undergo a background investigation. Veterans encouraged to apply. Equal opportunity employer.


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