Dignity Health Coder - Him in NORTHRIDGE, California

Overview

Founded in 1955, Dignity Health – Northridge Hospital Medical Center is a 394-bed, acute care, nonprofit community hospital located in Northridge, California. The hospital offers a full complement of award winning services, including the Leavey Cancer Center, a cardiovascular center, stroke center, the Center for Assault Treatment Services, a pediatric medical center, and the only pediatric trauma center in the San Fernando Valley. As a leading provider of compassionate, high-quality and affordable patient-centered care, we share a rich legacy with Dignity Health, one of the nation’s five largest health care systems. We are part of a 21-state network of nearly 9,000 physicians, 62,000 employees and more than 400 care centers. Visitfor more information.

Responsibilities

JOB SUMMARY Codes Ancillary, Emergency Department, Observation and Ambulatory Surgery accounts, meeting both quality and productivity standards. Codes Inpatient records as time allows. All accounts are evaluated, abstracted and optimized for reimbursement in accordance with federal guidelines.

  • Must successfully pass a pre-employment ICD-10CM coding assessment.

  • Demonstrates ability to accurately Code and Abstract records using ICD-10-CM and CPT coding conventions.

  • Demonstrates ability to work efficiently and effectively to maintain minimum coding productivity standards.

  • Reviews and validates all charges and CPT codes prior to finalizing the abstract for billing.

  • Reviews and validates or deletes, all codes suggested by the computer assisted coding application.

  • Determines that the final diagnoses and procedures stated by the physician and other providers are valid and complete.

  • Follows the physician query process on any cases requiring clarification of a diagnosis, or to address any documentation discrepancies.

  • Participates in all mandatory training and in-services.

  • Maintains necessary credentials and continuing education requirements to remain current on all new coding regulations and guidelines.

  • Demonstrates the ability to prioritize workload and communicate any problems to the director.

  • Demonstrates ability of effectively manage data and ensure data integrity.

Qualifications

REQUIREMENTS

EDUCATION, EXPERIENCE, TRAINING (include Licenses and Professional Affiliations):

Education: High School Diploma and successful completion of an AHIMA accredited Coding Certification Program.

Experience : Two years coding experience required in acute care setting.

Specialized Training : Thorough knowledge of Medical Records Guidelines set by accrediting and licensing agencies. Computer literate, medical terminology.

Licensure: RHIT, RHIA or CCS preferred.

Software: Microsoft Word, Outlook, MIRA, Encoder and Computer Assisted Coding software

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Job ID 2017-44106

Employment Type Full Time

Department HIM Coding

Hours / Pay Period 80

Facility Northridge Hospital Medical Center

Shift Day

Location NORTHRIDGE

State/Province CA

Standard Hours 8-4:30p - One weekend Day