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Coder Specialist – Inpatient


This is a Full-time position in Los Angeles, CA posted May 1, 2021.

Align yourself with an organization that has a reputation for excellence! Cedars Sinai received the National Research Corporation’s Consumer Choice Award 19 times for providing the highest-quality medical care in Los Angeles. We were also awarded the Advisory Board Company’s Workplace of the Year. This annual award recognizes hospitals and health systems nationwide that have outstanding levels of employee engagement. Discover why U.S. News & World Report has named us one of America’s Best Hospitals!What will you be doing in this role?This role is under the general direction of the HID Coding Supervisor, utilizing 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 DRG and all applicable APCs for all patients to assure optimal reimbursement and the highest quality data possible. Abstracts all coded data in a timely and accurate manner into the abstracting system. Has a working knowledge of all California and National reporting requirements. This is an inpatient coding role.Requirements:Education/Certifications: High school diploma or GED required. Completion of courses in ICD-10-CM and CPT-4 coding from an accredited coding program or comparable level of education preferred. Certified Coding Specialist (CCS), Registered Health Information Technician (RHIT) or Registered Health Information Administrator (RHIA) required upon hire.Experience: Minimum of 3 years’ experience with inpatient acute care coding and outpatient surgical/ambulatory care coding. Proficiency in ICD-10-CM and CPT4 coding with excellent working knowledge of the DRG and APC payment methodologies, AHA Coding Clinic and CPT assistant. Demonstrated ability to work with all internal and external customers in a professional manner.