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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 III (Inpatient) - Health Information Management - Full Time 8 Hour Days

Keck - Health Information Management Los Angeles, California

In accordance with current federal coding compliance regulations and guidelines, use current ICD-10-CM/PCS, CPT-4, and HCPCS code sets/systems to accurately abstract, code, and electronically record electronically record into the 3M Coding & Reimburse System (3M-CRS), all diagnoses, surgical procedures, and other significant invasive and non-invasive procedures documented by any physician in any inpatient medical records (i.e. Medicare, non-Medicare, and all complex cases). Meet the productivity and accuracy/quality standards. Initiates appropriate clinical documentation querying CDI Specialists in order to acquire or clarify necessary medical record documentation needed to facilitate accurate and complete coding & abstracting. Perform other coding department related duties as assigned by HIM management staff. Understands coding/billing computer systems such as PBAR and MedAssets XClaim in a manner to assure bills drop timely with appropriate codes.


Minimum Education:

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

Minimum Experience/Knowledge:

Three-years of experience in ICD-9 & ICD-10 (combined) coding of inpatient medical records in an acute care facility and experience in using a computerized coding & abstracting, encoding/code finder database systems is required

Required License/Certification:

AHIMA Certified Coding Specialist (CCS) only; or CCS along with any one of the following national certification:

1. AHIMA Registered Health Information Technician (RHIT)

2. AHIMA Registered Health Information Administrator (RHIA)

(Can be waived based on coding experience and score on pre-employment coding test. Successful completion (90%) of the Hospital specific coding tests

A Fire and Safety card must be presented upon hire or must be obtained at our facility within the first 30 days of hire and maintained by renewing before expiration date.


REQ20030435 Posted Date: 10/13/2017

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