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Coder III Outpatient

Company: Dignity Health
Location: Santa Maria
Posted on: May 3, 2021

Job Description:


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, Cerner).

  • Experience with coding and charge validation.

  • Intermediate level of Microsoft Excel.

Keywords: Dignity Health, Santa Maria , Coder III Outpatient, Other , Santa Maria, California

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