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Coder Specialist- Inpatient (Remote)

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Requisition # 941

Job Description

What will you be doing in this role?

This role is under the general direction of the Supervisor, Coding using knowledge of CSMC and Coding Clinic guidelines, medical terminology, anatomy and physiology, and pathological basis of disease, documented treatment and procedures performed at CSMC. Assigns ICD-10-CM/PCS and for patients receiving services at CSMC. Correctly assigns ICD-10-CM codes for patients receiving services at CSMC. Works under general direction of the HID Coding Supervisor and uses knowledge of CSMC and Coding Clinic guidelines, medical terminology, anatomy and physiology, and pathological basis of disease, documented treatment and procedures performed at CSMC. Correctly assigns DRG for all patients. Abstracts all coded data in a timely and accurate manner into the abstracting system. Has working knowledge of all California and National reporting requirements. This is an inpatient coding role.



Qualifications

Requirements:

  • Associate in Health Information Science or bachelor’s degree in health information management or completion of courses in ICD-10-CM coding from an accredited coding program.
  • Certified Coding Specialist (CCS), Registered Health Information Technician (RHIT) or Registered Health Information Administrator (RHIA) required upon hire.
  • Minimum of 3 years’ experience with inpatient acute care coding and outpatient surgical/ambulatory care coding. Proficiency in ICD-10-CM coding with excellent working knowledge of the DRG payment methodologies, and AHA Coding Clinic.
  • Demonstrated ability to work with all internal and external customers in a professional manner.

About Us

Cedars-Sinai is a leader in providing high-quality healthcare encompassing primary care, specialized medicine and research. Since 1902, Cedars-Sinai has evolved to meet the needs of one of the most diverse regions in the nation, setting standards in quality and innovative patient care, research, teaching and community service. Today, Cedars- Sinai is known for its national leadership in transforming healthcare for the benefit of patients. Cedars-Sinai impacts the future of healthcare by developing new approaches to treatment and educating tomorrow's health professionals. Additionally, Cedars-Sinai demonstrates a commitment to the community through programs that improve the health of its most vulnerable residents.

About the Team

Cedars-Sinai is one of the largest nonprofit academic medical centers in the U.S., with 886 licensed beds, 2,100 physicians, 2,800 nurses and thousands of other healthcare professionals and staff. Choose this if you want to work in a fast-paced environment that offers the highest level of care to people in the Los Angeles that need our care the most.

Req ID : 941
Working Title : Coder Specialist- Inpatient (Remote)
Department : CSRC Coding Hospital Inpt
Business Entity : Cedars-Sinai Medical Center
Job Category : Patient Financial Services
Job Specialty : Medical Coding
Overtime Status : NONEXEMPT
Primary Shift : Day
Shift Duration : 8 hour
Base Pay : $40.82 - $63.27

Our compensation philosophy

We offer competitive total compensation that includes pay, benefits, and other recognition programs for our employees. The base pay range shown above takes into account the wide range of factors that are considered in making compensation decisions including knowledge/skills; relevant experience and training; education/certifications/licensure; and other business and organizational factors. This base pay range does not include our comprehensive benefits package and any incentive payments that may be applicable to this role. Pay Transparency Non Discrimination Provision (PDF) (opens in new window)

Diversity and Inclusion at Cedars-Sinai

We are caretakers and innovators committed to the pursuit of equitable healthcare. But health equity is not possible without representation. Our commitment to diversity goes beyond demographics or checking boxes. Our people must reflect the diverse identities, experiences and geographies of the communities and patients we serve – because that’s what our patients, colleagues and communities deserve. Quality Care and Research—For All, By All (opens in new window).

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