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San Diego, California
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Job ID 1722 Date posted 02/10/2019 Schedule Per Diem Shift Regular Hours Per Diem Department Information Technology; Health Information

JOB SUMMARY:

This position codes and abstracts medical information from all patient types served at Children's Hospital and Health Center. Coding pertains to the knowledge and use of ICD-9-CM and CPT-4 diagnostic and procedure codes. Coding of diagnoses and procedures is performed on inpatient and outpatient encounters. It includes capturing co-morbidities and complications, procedure code modifiers, appropriate sequencing, assigning DRG's, and APR-DRG's. Data specific to each visit is abstracted into the Epic EMR database for the revenue cycle, research, OSHPD, data comparison studies, and medical record reviews. In addition to coding and abstracting, this position also assists with the Hospital Revenue Cycle process by performing charge capture for patients seen in the Emergency Care Center and satellite Urgent Care Centers.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:

High School Diploma, GED or foreign equivalent

1 year ofexperience

RHIA, RHIT, or CCS - or eligible for certification within one year of hire

Achievement of an 80% accuracy rate on the pre-employment coding test

Knowledge of medical terminology, A&P and pathophysiology

Must be able to follow instructions, have above average problem solving skills and be able to work independently

Able to effectively use coding software

Demonstrated knowledge of official coding conventions and rules established by the American Hospital Association (AHA), and the Center for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) for assignment of diagnostic and procedural codes

Requires knowledge of the business use of computer hardware and software to ensure the effectiveness and quality of the processing and presentation of date

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS:

Associates Degree

2 years of experience

RHIA, RHIT, or CCS

Advanced knowledge of medical terminology, abbreviations, techniques and surgical procedures; anatomy and physiology; major disease processes; pharmacology

Prefer pediatric coding experience, and coding with APR-DRGs;Knowledge of SOI and ROM coding impacts

Experience working in an electronic medical record environment, preferably Epic

Knowledge of ICD-10 CM and ICD-10 PCS

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