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Keck Medicine of USC

Keck Medicine of USC includes the Keck School of Medicine of USC, the region’s first medical school; the renowned USC Norris Comprehensive Cancer Center, one of the first comprehensive cancer centers established by the National Institutes of Health (NIH) in the United States; the USC Care Medical Group, a medical faculty practice; the Keck Medical Center of USC, which includes two acute care hospitals: 401-licensed bed Keck Hospital of USC and 60-licensed bed USC Norris Cancer Hospital; and USC Verdugo Hills Hospital, a 158-licensed bed community hospital. It also includes more than 40 outpatient facilities, some at affiliated hospitals, in Los Angeles, Orange, Kern, Tulare and Ventura counties.

In 2016, U.S. News & World Report ranked Keck Medical Center of USC among the Top 10 hospitals in the state and among the Top 50 hospitals in the United States in seven specialties: ophthalmology, urology, cancer, geriatrics, orthopedic surgery, nephrology and cardiology and heart surgery.

Coder I - Patient Accounting - Full Time 8 Hour Days (Non-Exempt) (Non-Union)

Keck Hospital - Patient Accounting Hospital Alhambra, California

Minimum Education:

  • High school diploma and successful completion of college courses in Medical Terminology, Anatomy & Physiology and a certified coding course.

Minimum Experience/Knowledge:

  • One to three-years of experience in ICD-9 & ICD-10 (combined) and CPT/HCPCS coding of outpatient/ED medical records in hospital or outpatient clinic, and experience in using a computerized coding & abstracting software and an encoding/code-finder database systems is required.

Required License/Certification:

  • Minimum National Certification: AHIMA Certified Coding Associate (CCA); or AHIMA Certified Coding Specialist - Physician (CCS-P); or AHIMA Certified Coding Specialist (CCS); or AAPC Certified Professional Coder – Hospital (CPC-H).
  • If there is the absence of a national coding certificate and the coder possesses any one of the following national certifications, the coder will be required to pass any of the national coding examinations Re: the aforementioned coding certificates within six (6) months of employment: 1. AHIMA Registered Health Information Technician (RHIT) 2. AHIMA Registered Health Information Administrator (RHIA)
  • Successful completion of the hospital specific coding test – with a passing score of ≥70%.
  • Fire and Safety Certification.  If no card upon hire, one must be obtained within 30 days of hire, and maintained by renewal before expiration date. 

In accordance with federal coding compliance regulations and guidelines, use current ICD-10-CM, CPT-4, and HCPCS code sets/systems to accurately abstract, code, and electronically record into the 3M Coding & Reimburse System (3M-CRS) & the coding abstracting system (3M-ClinTrac), all diagnoses and minor invasive and non-invasive procedures, documented by any physician in outpatient medical records (i.e. OP Ancillary visits: Laboratory, Radiology etc.; Clinic Visits; Radiation Oncology; Recurring Visits, etc.). Address OCE/NCCI edits within 3M-CRS and those returned from the Business Office. Performs other coding department related duties as assigned by HIM management staff.


REQ20080139 Posted Date: 09/11/2019
CChristine Hovagimian: 2015 Keck Employee of the Year
Victor Dimacali: 2015 Keck Medicine Nurse of the Year

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