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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.

Coding Supervisor - MSO CBO - FT 8 Hour Days

MSO CBO Hospital Alhambra, California

Minimum Education:

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

Minimum Experience/Knowledge:

  • Five years of experience in ICD-9-CM, ICD-10-CM/PCS, and CPT-4/HCPCS coding of inpatient and outpatient records in an acute care facility and experience in using a computerized abstracting, encoding and database systems is required.  Knowledge of ICD-10 preferred.

Required License/Certification:

  • Minimum National Certification: AHIMA Registered Health Information Technician (RHIT) with CCS preferred; or AHIMA Certified Coding Specialist (CCS) only; or AAPC Certified Inpatient Coder (CIC) only; or either the CCS or CIC with any one of the following national HIM certifications:
  • 1.       AHIMA Registered Health Information Technician (RHIT)
  • 2.       AHIMA Registered Health Information Administrator (RHIA)
  • At a minimum, if there is the absence of a RHIT credential, the coding supervisor will be required to pass the AHIMA RHIT national examination within two (2) years of employment
  • 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.  Out-of-state/remote telecommuting staff may be exempt from this requirement.     

The OP coding supervisor manage daily operations of the different HIM coding service lines: Same-Day-Surgery (SDS), OP Ancillary, and OP Clinic. Coordinates the training and education of all employees requiring knowledge and instructions on ICD-10-CM/PCS, CPT/HCPCS coding principals and guidelines. As the OP Coding Auditor, perform 2nd level review of coded Same-Day-Surgery (SDS), OP Ancillary, and OP Clinic cases to ensure accuracy and completeness of all ICD-10-CM and CPT/HCPCS codes assigned by HIM Coding Technicians on a daily basis. Address coding related ‘denials management’ issues to minimize denials and reduce the need for follow-up work by addressing denial root cause and trends. Develop & provide reports and analysis of coding productivity, accuracy rates; compliance rates; etc. Recommend education topics based on audit findings and assist in the continued education of coding team. Liaison/coding consultant to other areas of the medical center. Address issues related to coding/billing computer systems such as 3M-CRS, ClinTrac, PBAR, and MedAssets XClaim in a manner to assure timely filings with appropriate codes. Performs other HIM Coding Department duties as assigned by the HIM management team.

REQ20069401 Posted Date: 04/12/2019
CChristine Hovagimian: 2015 Keck Employee of the Year
Victor Dimacali: 2015 Keck Medicine Nurse of the Year

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