The Coder 2-HIM performs International Classification of Diseases (ICD) and Current Procedural Terminology (CPT) coding and abstracts data from the legal medical record for facilities, licensed under LLUMC and contracted other LLUH facilities. Assigns diagnosis and procedure codes in compliance with the American Hospital Association Official Coding Guidelines. Ensures the quality and accuracy of coding and abstracted information in compliance with federal and state regulations, government and contract payers, and grant funding. Quality of data collected impacts the facility in multiple ways, including finance, legal, research, teaching, quality assurance, etc. The Coder 2-HIM must be able to perform Inpatient and/or Outpatient Surgery coding. Works with students and coding interns as requested. Performs other duties as needed.
1. Knowledge of Medical Terminology preferred. Knowledge of the standards of Coding as set forth by the American Health Information Management Association. Able to keyboard 40 wpm. Able to read; write legibly; speak in English with professional quality; use computer, printer, and software programs necessary to the position (e.g., Word, Excel, Outlook, PowerPoint). Operate/troubleshoot basic office equipment required for the position; Able to relate and communicate positively, effectively, and professionally with others; work calmly and respond courteously when under pressure; collaborate and accept direction. Able to communicate effectively in English in person, in writing, and on the telephone; think critically; manage multiple assignments effectively; organize and prioritize workload; work well under pressure; problem solve; recall information with accuracy; pay close attention to detail; work independently with minimal supervision. Able to distinguish colors as necessary; hear sufficiently for general conversation in person and on the telephone, and identify and distinguish various sounds associated with the workplace; see adequately to read computer screens, and written documents necessary to the position.
2. Education and Experience: High School Diploma or GED required. Completion of Coding Certificate program or Associate's Degree in Health Information Management required. Bachelor`s Degree in Health Information Management preferred. Minimum two years of coding experience required, preferably in Inpatient coding and/or Outpatient Surgery coding.
3. Licensure, Certification, or Registration: Certified Coding Specialist credential through AHIMA required.
- Organization: Loma Linda Unv Shared Services
- Benefits Eligible : Yes
- Employee Status: Regular
- Schedule: Part-time
- Shift: Day Job
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