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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

Norris Cancer Hospital - Medical Records Los Angeles, California

Assigns diagnostic and procedural codes and collects designated data elements from inpatient and/or outpatient records or accounts with the productivity and quality standards. Assures optimal DRG assignment through concurrent case review of full documentation. Understands coding computer systems such as PBAR, SMART, and 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 course.
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 software and an encoding/code-finder database systems is required.

Required License/Certification: Minimum National Certification: 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)

Successful completion of the hospital specific coding test – with a passing score of ≥85%. The coding test may be waived for former USC or agency/contract HIM Coding Dept. coders who historically/previously met the ≥ 90% internal/external audit standards of the previously held USC Job Code.

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 coder may be exempt from this requirement.

REQ20035027 Posted Date: 10/13/2017

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