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Highmark Health Associate Hierarchical Condition Category (HCC) Coding Specialist in Helena, Montana

Company :

Highmark Inc.

Job Description :


This job will deliver value to the Health Plan and its beneficiaries enrolled in Risk Adjusted government programs such as Medicare Advantage (MA) and/or Affordable Care Act (ACA) using skills including but not limited to Hierarchical Condition Category (HCC) Coding, medical coding, clinical terminology and anatomy/physiology, and Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) coding guidelines. Works closely with team members, and leadership to identify and deliver high quality and accurate risk adjustment coding. Supports all Remote Patient Monitoring (RPM) risk adjustment projects to comply with all CMS requirements by analyzing physician documentation and interpreting into ICD-10 diagnoses and HCC disease categories.


  • Performs HCC coding on projects for MA, ACA, or End Stage Renal Disease (ESRD) through the assignment of appropriate ICD-10 diagnosis codes under the direction of management; may flex between coding projects with different MA, ESRD, or ACA HCC Models. (50%)

  • Adheres to CMS Guidelines for Coding and Highmark’s Policy and Procedures to guide HCC coding decision making.Achieves and maintains coding productivity and quality accuracy metrics set by the management team. May assist with Regulatory Audits by performing first coding review and ranking of charts. Build partnerships and work within coding teams and internal partners critical to HCC coding. (20%)

  • Participates in ad-hoc projects per the direction of leadership to address the needs of the department.Provides recommendations for process improvements and efficiencies. (10%)

  • Engages in coding educational meetings and annual coding summit. (10%)

  • Works in various coding applications to support departmental goals. (10%)

  • Other duties as assigned or requested.



  • 3 years of medical billing/coding, health insurance, and/or healthcare experience


  • 1 year of HCC risk adjustment coding


  • Critical Thinking

  • Attention to Detail

  • Communication Skills

  • Medical Coding or Billing

  • MS Word, Excel, Outlook, PowerPoint

  • Microsoft Office Suite Proficient/ - MS365 & Teams



  • Associates degree in medical billing/coding, health insurance, healthcare, or related field.


  • None



  • Certified Professional Coder Apprentice (CPC-A) OR Certified Professional Coder (CPC) OR Certified Risk Coder Apprentice (CRC-A) OR Certified Risk Coder (CRC) OR Certified Coding Specialist (CCS) OR Registered Health Information Technician (RHIT)


  • None

Language (Other than English) :


Travel Requirement:

0% - 25%


Position Type

Office- or Remote-based

Teaches / trains others


Travel from the office to various work sites or from site-to-site


Works primarily out-of-the office selling products/services (sales employees)


Physical work site required


Lifting: up to 10 pounds


Lifting: 10 to 25 pounds


Lifting: 25 to 50 pounds


Disclaimer: The job description has been designed to indicate the general nature and essential duties and responsibilities of work performed by employees within this job title. It may not contain a comprehensive inventory of all duties, responsibilities, and qualifications required of employees to do this job.

Compliance Requirement : This job adheres to the ethical and legal standards and behavioral expectations as set forth in the code of business conduct and company policies .

_As a component of job responsibilities, employees may have access to covered information, cardholder data, or other confidential customer information that must be protected at all times.  In connection with this, all employees must comply with both the Health Insurance Portability Accountability Act of 1996 (HIPAA) as described in the Notice of Privacy Practices and Privacy Policies and Procedures as well as all data security guidelines established within the Company’s Handbook of Privacy Policies and Practices and Information Security Policy. _

Furthermore, it is every employee’s responsibility to comply with the company’s Code of Business Conduct. This includes but is not limited to adherence to applicable federal and state laws, rules, and regulations as well as company policies and training requirements.

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Base pay is determined by a variety of factors including a candidate’s qualifications, experience, and expected contributions, as well as internal peer equity, market, and business considerations. The displayed salary range does not reflect any geographic differential Highmark may apply for certain locations based upon comparative markets.

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Req ID: J239261