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Part-Time Remote Medical Coding Specialist

Remote, based in the United States

Lightyear Health is looking for a part-time Certified Medical Coder to help us improve our clinical documentation processes, including medical coding and reimbursements, in order to ensure we are compliant with all coding requirements as our business rapidly evolves.

We are a healthcare technology startup that is changing what it means for patients to function optimally by delivering accessible, proactive, Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation (PM&R) consultative services. Using our proprietary technology and expertise in complex care, our team collaborates with individuals, families, and caregivers to design personalized care plans that address the holistic needs of each patient.

To help us achieve our mission, we are looking for a Certified Medical Coder with excellent attention to detail and a critical eye for efficient processes who envisions a world where every aging patient has access to the world’s best healthcare.

As a key member of our Legal and Compliance team, here’s what you’ll do:

Key Outcomes: 

  • Audit clinical documentation to meet contractual, legal and regulatory standards
  • Assign correct ICD-10/CPT codes to the accurate level of specificity for services provided
  • Code and release claims within 4 days of discharged encounter to meet claims submission timelines set by payors
  • Support Lightyear Health’s Provider Coding Education Program, an internal program designed to share process feedback with our external providers 
  • Proactively identify and address process issues while adhering to CMS industry standards

The most important skills for the role are*:

  • 2+ years’ experience in coding professional claims
  • Active AHIMA or AAPC certification
  • At least 1 year current experience with coding inpatient pro-fee claims (Skilled Nursing a plus)
  • Experience with an EMR software, such as Athena
  • Ability to problem solve with a strong attention to detail and process improvement
  • Able to thrive in a high volume environment and manage competing priorities

In addition to the above, it would be great if you also had: 

  • Prior experience with multi-state medical coding regulations
  • Strong knowledge-base of key principles, including an awareness and understanding of applicable laws and regulations surrounding ethical and competent, professional coding
  • Openness or experience with growth and ambiguity


We’re committed to an inclusive, consistent, and equitable approach to compensation and anticipate that this position will earn between $25 – $30 an hour for 2 days (16 hours) a week. The exact compensation will depend on (1) how many years of relevant and transferable experience you bring to the role and (2) the internal level at which you are  hired in relation to our career development framework. 

*We know people from historically underrepresented communities are less likely to apply if they don’t meet all of the above criteria. Please apply anyway! We want people who are fast learners, eager to take on new challenges and will help us build a best in class company that will change what it means to age. 

Interested? Great! Here’s what you should know:

At Lightyear Health we know that our people are indispensable to achieving our mission, and we are building an inclusive environment that enables everyone to do their best work. In that spirit, we deliberately hire people from all walks of life — including, but not limited to, race, gender identity, sexual orientation and disability status. If you’re motivated by our mission and eager to contribute to our team and culture, we’d love to hear from you.

Benefits for full-time W-2 employees include:

  • Flexible vacation time (and the ability to use it!), including holidays off
  • Generous employer-contributed medical, vision, and dental health plans
  • 12 weeks of fully paid parental leave
  • 401(k) plan with employer match
  • Internet reimbursement for remote employees

More about us: 

  • Team: we have a diverse team, made up of clinical and non-clinical individuals all driven by our mission 
  • Transparency: we host monthly All Hands meetings where new employees are introduced, company updates are shared, and no question is too big or too small to be answered 
  • Remote-first: we are a distributed team across the US and Canada – we value collaboration and relationship building while respecting our team’s geographies and time zones 
  • Markets: Lightyear Health partners with facilities in the US, currently providing care for patients in California, Texas, Virginia, and Ohio

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