• Inpatient Coder

    Job ID
    2018-66313
    Employment Type
    Full Time
    Department
    HIM Coding
    Hours / Pay Period
    80
    Facility
    Saint Marys Medical Center
    Shift
    Day
    Location
    SAN FRANCISCO
    State/Province
    CA
    Standard Hours
    8-5
    Work Schedule
    8 Hour
  • Overview

    St. Mary’s Medical Center has been caring for the health of San Franciscans since 1857 when it was founded by eight Sisters of Mercy from Ireland.  It is an accredited, not-for-profit hospital, located across the street from Golden Gate Park.  It is a full-service acute care facility with more than 575 physicians and 1,100 employees who provide high-quality and affordable health care services to the Bay Area community.

      

    Home to advanced medical practices, such as the nation’s first digital cardiac catheterization laboratory, innovating orthopedic and spine surgery and comprehensive rehabilitation, and a state-of-the-art cancer center. St. Mary’s Medical Center is one of San Francisco’s leading hospitals, offering patients a full range of outpatient and inpatient services delivered with the human touch. Strategies and business development are centered on Oncology Services, Cardiac Services, and Orthopedics.

    Responsibilities

    Performs medical records specific duties as described below. Primary responsibility is for ICD-9-CM and CPT-4 coding of inpatient and outpatient records. Works as a team member to ensure timely completion on coding and finalization of cases to reach weekly and monthly accounts receivable goals. Works with physicians in order to ensure coding and DRG accuracy. Maintains coding skills, coding changes, and continuing education. Ensures coding and abstracting practices are in keeping with regulatory requirements. Serves as resources for coders in the department and other departments, billing office, and physician's offices. Validates admission orders against patient type.

    Qualifications

    Experience Required:

    • 1-2 years of experience with a minimum of 1 year in area of related field
    • Minimum of 3-5 years combined expereince in healthcare industry

    Education Required:

    • Bachelor's degree in healthcare related field or equivalent professional experience

    Training Required:

    • Complete annual safety training
    • Complete and maintain department specific training

    Licensure Required:

    • RHIT or CCS preferred

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