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Coder 2 is a member of the Health Information Management Team (HIM) responsible for ensuring the accuracy and completeness of clinical coding, validating the information in the databases for outcome management and specialty registries, across the entire integrated healthcare system. The purpose of this position is to apply the appropriate diagnostic and procedural codes to individual patient health information records for data retrieval, analysis and claims processing. This position is expected to perform duties in alignment with the mission and policies within the Dignity Health organization, TJC, CMS and other regulatory agencies. This position is represented by SEIU, Local 1107 and is covered by the terms and conditions of the applicable collective bargaining agreement.
High school diploma or equivalent.
Completion of an AHIMA or AAPC accredited coding certification program that includes courses that are critical to coding success such as: Anatomy and physiology, pathophysiology, pharmacology, Medical Terminology and ICD-10 and CPT coding courses.
Two years of coding and abstracting experience or equivalent combination of education and experience required.
Minimum of 2 years Emergency and Ancillary facility coding experience.
Must have ICD-10 coding experience.
(One year of experience will be waive
Have and maintain current coding credential from AHIMA or AAPC (RHIA, RHIT, CCS, CCS-P, CPC, or CPC-H).
Analytical / Critical thinking and problem solving.
Knowledge and application of ICD-10-CM, HCPCS and CPT-4 classification systems Excellent written and verbal communication skills, including the ability to present ideas and concepts effectively across org
Experience with various Encoder systems (i.
Experience with coding and charge validation.
Intermediate level of Microsoft Excel.
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