Coder III Outpatient
Company: Dignity Health
Location: Santa Maria
Posted on: May 3, 2021
Marian Regional Medical Center, located in Santa Maria, CA, is
nationally ranked among the top 10% in the nation for safety core
measures in Cardiac Services and has the only comprehensive Cancer
treatment and resource program from Los Angeles to San Francisco.
In April 2012, Marian opened its doors to a brand new
state-of-the-art facility which houses the latest technology to
support excellent physicians and caregivers who deliver
compassionate care each and every day. Marian's new hospital
includes 191 beds, expanded and enhanced Emergency Department,
Critical Care Unit, NICU and women's services. Marian is a Dignity
Health member of the Central Coast, which also includes Arroyo
Grande Community Hospital in Arroyo Grande, CA and French Hospital
Medical Center in San Luis Obispo, CA. Dignity Health of the
Central Coast is recognized for the highest quality hospitals,
physicians from the top medical schools in the country, primary
care offices to ensure access for all patients, premier ambulatory
surgery centers, technologically advanced imaging centers,
outpatient services and a comprehensive home health service; all
recognized for quality, safety and service. Each hospital is
supported by an active philanthropic Foundation to provide
additional funding to support new programs and services, as well as
to advance the community's access to health care.
Coder III is a member of the Health Information Management Team
(HIM) responsible for ensuring the accuracy and completeness of
clinical coding, validating the information in the databases for
outcome management and specialty registries, across the entire
integrated healthcare system. The purpose of this position is to
apply the appropriate diagnostic and procedural codes to individual
patient health information records for data retrieval, analysis and
claims processing. This position is expected to perform duties in
alignment with the mission and policies within the Dignity Health
organization, TJC, CMS and other regulatory agencies.
High school diploma or equivalent.
Completion of an AHIMA or AAPC accredited coding certification
program that includes courses that are critical to coding success
such as: Anatomy and physiology, pathophysiology, pharmacology,
Medical Terminology and ICD-10 and CPT coding courses.
Two years of coding and abstracting experience or equivalent
combination of education and experience required.
Minimum of 2 years Same Day Surgery, Wound Care, IVR, CVIR
(specialty), Observation coding experience.
Must have ICD-10 coding experience.
Have and maintain a current coding credential from AHIMA or AAPC
(RHIA, RHIT, CCS, CCS-P, CPC or CPC-H).
Analytical / Critical thinking and problem solving.
Knowledge and application of ICD-10-CM, ICD-10-PCS, HCPCS and
CPT-4 classification systems.
- Excellent written and verbal communication skills, including
the ability to present ideas and concepts effective
Experience with various Encoder systems (i.e. OptumCAC,
Experience with coding and charge validation.
- Intermediate level of Microsoft Excel.
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