Medical Coder Interview Questions

30 Questions and Answers by
Heather has over 20 years experience recruiting and hiring candidates,
specifically in the health care industry.

Question 1 of 30

Did you take an anatomy and physiology course in school?

Medical Coder Interview Questions

  1. 1.

    Did you take an anatomy and physiology course in school?

  2. 2.

    How would your co-workers describe you?

  3. 3.

    What do you use as your guidance to accurately code?

  4. 4.

    As a Medical Coder, what do you think is your best asset.

  5. 5.

    Tell me about a time you had a conflict with a co-worker. How did you handle it?

  6. 6.

    What is the ICD-10 code for generalized anxiety disorder?

  7. 7.

    How did you bring value to your last position?

  8. 8.

    Where do you see your career one year from now?

  9. 9.

    Tell me about a time when you had to adapt to major change in the workplace.

  10. 10.

    Do you have any questions for us?

  11. 11.

    How do you manage a large workload?

  12. 12.

    How do you protect the rights and confidentiality of patients?

  13. 13.

    How would your supervisor describe you?

  14. 14.

    How many hours a week do you usually work?

  15. 15.

    How has your job change over the years you worked there?

  16. 16.

    Do you consider yourself to be a leader?

  17. 17.

    Would you be willing to take a salary cut?

  18. 18.

    Tell me about a time when you worked with a person who did things very differently than you. How did you get the job done?

  19. 19.

    What qualities to you feel a manager should have?

  20. 20.

    What decisions did you routinely make at your last job?

  21. 21.

    Tell me about a time you handled multiple tasks at once.

  22. 22.

    Have you requested extra responsibilities in any of your previous jobs?

  23. 23.

    Tell me about a recent achievement.

  24. 24.

    What does S/S stand for in regards to coding burns correctly?

  25. 25.

    If a claim is denied due to incorrect coding what would you do?

  26. 26.

    How would you consult medical specialists for further clarification and understanding of items on patient charts to avoid misinterpretations?

  27. 27.

    Have you ever worked as a Tumor registrar?

  28. 28.

    Explain how your role reduces liability due to charges of healthcare fraud or abuse

  29. 29.

    What do you feel is the most important skill a Medical Coder and brings to his or her workplace?

  30. 30.

    Why would you feel that it is important to know the how/why a procedure is performed?