Dignity Health SDS Coding Tech I in SANTA CRUZ, California

Overview

About Us

Dominican Hospital (a member of Dignity Health) is a 222-bed facility that offers a wide range of services to residents of California’s Central Coast. With 24/7 emergency care, comprehensive care in cardiac, orthopedics, oncology, women’s and children’s services, we continue to lead the region in medical innovation and excellence in healthcare.

Comprehensive Care

Dominican offers emergency services and is a Certified Stroke Center and Chest Pain Center. Dominican’s services include the only comprehensive Cancer Center in Santa Cruz County, a Total Joint Replacement program, and advanced neurological and endoscopic services. Dominican regularly receives ‘A’ grades for hospital safety from Leapfrog Group, and has received national recognition for superior patient safety, cardiac care, and stroke treatment from Healthgrades, a leading provider of comprehensive information about physicians and hospitals.

As Santa Cruz County’s heart attack (STEMI) receiving center, Dominican Hospital provides cutting edge cardiac care. The hospital’s heart attack treatment times consistently beat the national average, and the hospital offers two cardiac catheterization labs available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Groundbreaking cardiac procedures at Dominican include the Transcatheter Aortic Valve Replacement (TAVR) procedure, which allows for heart valve replacement without opening a patient’s chest.

Dominican Hospital has forged significant partnerships with area hospitals to bring exceptional care to Santa Cruz County. The hospital offers a level III Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) through a partnership with Lucile Packard Children’s Hospital Stanford. Neurosurgery at Dominican is also offered through a partnership with Stanford Health Care.

In The Community

Beyond care inside the hospital, Dominican is dedicated to the health and wellness of the Santa Cruz community.

Community programs include a Mobile Wellness Clinic, a tattoo removal program, and support groups for patients and new mothers. In addition, and in accordance with our mission, Dominican Hospital supports programs for the underserved in our community, including children and adults, students, seniors, and the homeless population. Dominican also has received several awards for environmental excellence.

Responsibilities

The HIM Coder codes for hospital inpatient and outpatient patient records according to official ICD-9-CM and CPT/HCPCS inpatient and outpatient coding rules and guidelines. Reviews MS-DRG and APC assignment for accuracy. Abstracts patient records according to pre-established criteria that meet requirements for external and internal data reporting.

Responsible for accurate and timely data collection, and management of patient information in a confidential and professional manner that meets the high organizational expectations for external and internal customer satisfaction and compliance with regulatory/licensing agencies.

Please note this position is on-site, not remote

Education:

Required:

  • Successful completion of academic courses in medical terminology, anatomy, physiology, ICD-9-CM and CPT coding.

Preferred:

  • Associate Degree in Health Information Technology (HIT).

Special Training:

Required:

  • AHIMA coding credential (CCS; CCS-P; or CCA), or AAPC coding credential (CPC; CPC-H), or RHIT credential.

Preferred:

  • RHIT, and AHIMA or AAPC coding credential.

Experience: (minimum, plus desired):

Required:

  • Minimum of one (1) year work experience in a medical office, HIM department, or equivalent healthcare setting.

  • Minimum of one (1) year work experience of outpatient or Emergency Department (ED) ICD-9-CM and CPT/HCPCS coding/abstracting, and APC assignment.

Preferred:

  • Ambulatory Surgery Center (ASC) or acute hospital outpatient/inpatient coding work experience.

Qualifications

  • Minimum of one (1) year work experience in a medical office, HIM department, or equivalent healthcare setting

  • Minimum of one (1) year work experience of outpatient or Emergency Department (ED) ICD-9-CM/ICD-10 and CPT/HCPCS coding/abstracting, and APC assignment

  • Ambulatory Surgery Center (ASC) or acute hospital outpatient/inpatient coding work experience

  • AHIMA coding credential (CCS; CCS-P; or CCA), or AAPC coding credential (CPC; CPC-H), or RHIT credential

  • RHIT, and AHIMA or AAPC coding credential

  • Certified Coder

  • RHIT, and AHIMA or AAPC coding credential

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Job ID 2018-54383

Employment Type Full Time

Department HIM Coding

Hours / Pay Period 80

Facility Dominican Hospital-Santa Cruz

Shift Day

Location SANTA CRUZ

State/Province CA

Standard Hours 8-5