Medical Coder Interview Questions

30 Medical Coder Questions and Answers by on June 26th, 2017

Heather Douglass has over 20 years of experience as a Career Coach, Recruiter, and HR Specialist. Much of her experience is as a Technical Recruiter in the healthcare industry.

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How do you manage a large workload?

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Medical Coder Interview Questions

  1. 1.

    How do you manage a large workload?

  2. 2.

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

  3. 3.

    How did you bring value to your last position?

  4. 4.

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

  5. 5.

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

  6. 6.

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

  7. 7.

    What do you use as your guidance to accurately code?

  8. 8.

    Do you have any questions for us?

  9. 9.

    Where do you see your career one year from now?

  10. 10.

    What decisions did you routinely make at your last job?

  11. 11.

    How many hours a week do you usually work?

  12. 12.

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

  13. 13.

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

  14. 14.

    Did you take an anatomy and physiology course in school?

  15. 15.

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

  16. 16.

    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?

  17. 17.

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

  18. 18.

    How would your supervisor describe you?

  19. 19.

    How would your co-workers describe you?

  20. 20.

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

  21. 21.

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

  22. 22.

    Have you ever worked as a Tumor registrar?

  23. 23.

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

  24. 24.

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

  25. 25.

    Tell me about a recent achievement.

  26. 26.

    How do you protect the rights and confidentiality of patients?

  27. 27.

    What qualities to you feel a manager should have?

  28. 28.

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

  29. 29.

    Do you consider yourself to be a leader?

  30. 30.

    Would you be willing to take a salary cut?