ED Charging Specialist Job:
Methodist Le Bonheur Healthcare

Methodist Le Bonheur Healthcare
Memphis Tennessee


The Emergency Department Charging Specialist reviews Emergency Department records for required documentation, and generates appropriate charges timely and completely based on CPT guidelines.  Ensures that charges are accurately posted to patient accounts in a timely manner. Models appropriate behavior as exemplified in MLH Mission, Vision and Values.



Education/Formal Training

Work Experience




High School diploma or equivalent.

Three (3) years of clinical experience in an Emergency Department setting.













  • Knowledge of Emergency Department record documentation and regulatory requirements, policies and procedures as might be acquired through a minimum of 3 years medical record documentation experience with HIM credentials, or at least 3 years of experience in the Emergency Department setting without HIM or equivalent experience.
  • Ability to foster and maintain good working relationships with internal and external customers including but not limited to supervisors, managers, physicians, and other departments/areas.
  • Ability to work well in a multitasking environment paying close attention to details.
  • Ability to work effectively and productively without close supervision and to exercise independent judgment in decision making.
  • Excellent communication skills, written and oral, to all levels within the organization.
  • Knowledge of medical terminology, CPT coding guidelines, JCAHO standards and CMS guidelines.
  • Proficient in Windows-based applications, particularly Excel and Word.
  • Ability to operate standard office equipment (i.e. fax machine, copy machine, etc.)
  • Ability to analyze and interpret data to assist in decision making.

Key Job Responsibilities

  • Conducts analysis to ensure all Emergency Department patients are charged appropriately.
  • Brings identified concerns to supervisor for resolution.
  • Maintains proven charging skills as evidenced by periodic quality and productivity reviews.
  • Utilizes multiple software applications such as Cerner, Lynx, Quantum, Ascent, Bridge and others to accumulate and analyze data.
  • Maintains care, control and confidentiality of hospital medical records.  Understands, applies and supports departmental/hospital policies, procedures and standards.

Physical Requirements

  • The physical activities of this position may include climbing, pushing, standing, hearing, walking, reaching, grasping, kneeling, stooping, and repetitive motion.
  • Must have good balance and coordination.
  • The physical requirements of this position are: light work - exerting up to 25 lbs. of force occasionally and/or up to 10 lbs. of force frequently.
  • The Associate is required to have close visual acuity to perform an activity such as preparing and analyzing data and figures; transcribing; viewing a computer terminal; or extensive reading.
  • The Associate is not substantially exposed to adverse environmental conditions; job functions are typically performed under conditions such as those found in general office or administrative work.

Basic Qualifications