CBO Coding Specialist Full Time

Business (Non-Clinical)
2010987 Requisition #


Under established coding principles and procedures reviews, analyzes, and validates the diagnostic and/or procedural codes applied from front-end coding and clinical teams for reimbursement and billing purposes. The CBO Coding Certified Specialist accurately abstracts information from the electronic health record for compilation of a patient database, which supports medical research projects, patient care evaluation, and administrative decision making related to patient care. The coding function is considered a primary source for data and information used in health care today, and promotes provider/patient continuity, accurate database information, and the ability to optimize reimbursement. The coding function also ensure compliance with established coding guidelines, third party reimbursement policies, and regulation and accreditation guidelines.


  • High school diploma or G.E.D. equivalent required. 
  • Billing or coding experience preferred. Some college or additional coursework in Accounting, Business, Healthcare Administration or Medical Record Sciences preferred. 
  • Prior experience in a healthcare revenue cycle position preferred. 
  • Must have through knowledge of anatomy, physiology, pathophysiology, disease processes, medical terminology, pharmacology, and coding systems. 
  • Six (6) months prior coding experience preferred, but not required. 
  • Strong organizational and time management skills required to effectively prioritize work. 
  • Ability to communicate effectively with colleagues, supervisor, and manager. Ability to work independently. 
  • Ability to work remotely. 
  • Proficient in medical terminology. 
  • Proficient in ICD-10 CM, CPT and HCPCS coding. 
  • Able to recognize patterns and trends and escalate to supervisors to support root-cause analysis. 
  • Able to assist other team members. 
  • Supports the standards set forth in the HFHS Code of Conduct by adhering to legal and ethical guidelines. 


  • Certification as a Registered Health Information Technician (RHIT), RHIT Certification eligibility, or CPC, CPC-A, CCS, CCP or CCA certification required.


       Under the leadership of President and CEO Wright L. Lassiter, III, Henry Ford Health System is a

       $6 billion integrated health system comprised of six hospitals, a health plan, and 250+ sites

       including medical centers, walk-in and urgent care clinics, pharmacy, eye care facilities and

       other healthcare retail. Established in 1915 by auto industry pioneer Henry Ford, the health system

       now has 32,000 employees and remains home to the 1,900-member Henry Ford Medical Group, one

       of the nation’s oldest physician groups. An additional 2,200 physicians are also affiliated with the

       health system through the Henry Ford Physician Network. Henry Ford is also one of the region’s  

       major academic medical centers, receiving between $90-$100 million in annual research funding and

       remaining Michigan’s fourth largest NIH-funded institution. Also an active participant in medical

       education and training, the health system has trained nearly 40% of physicians currently practicing

       in the state and also provides education and training for other health professionals including nurses,

       pharmacists, radiology and respiratory technicians. visit HenryFord.com.


       Whether it's offering a new medical option, helping you make healthier lifestyle choices or

       making the employee enrollment selection experience easier, it's all about choice.  Henry

       Ford Health System has a new approach for its employee benefits program - My Choice

       Rewards.  My Choice Rewards is a program as diverse as the people it serves.  There are

       dozens of options for all of our employees including compensation, benefits, work/life balance

       and learning - options that enhance your career and add value to your personal life.  As an

       employee you are provided access to Retirement Programs, an Employee Assistance Program

       (Henry Ford Enhanced), Tuition Reimbursement, Paid Time Off, Employee Health and Wellness,                 and a whole host of other benefits and services.  Employee's classified as contingent status are not         eligible for benefits.    

      Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer

        Equal Employment Opportunity / Affirmative Action Employer Henry Ford Health System is

        committed to the hiring, advancement and fair treatment of all individuals without regard to

        race, color, creed, religion, age, sex, national origin, disability, veteran status, size, height,

        weight, marital status, family status, gender identity, sexual orientation, and genetic information,

        or any other protected status in accordance with applicable federal and state laws.

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