The Health Information Coder under general direction of the Coding Compliance Manager, will be responsible for reviewing the entire record and capturing the most appropriate codes, diagnosis, procedures and DRG to assure compliance. Assists in the query process, edits any coding flags or warnings. Assign ICD and CPT codes for patients receiving services at UC San Diego Medical Center. Assign DRG and all applicable APC's for patient accounts and abstracts all coded data into abstracting information system.
The Health Information Coder is responsible for data entry into electronic databases for use in assessing the quality of patient care, outcome analysis, and financial management. Be actively involved in communicating coding and documentation requirements to clinicians, and others that access and use the data. Assures the highest level of data integrity, denial avoidance due to coding, and the highest quality of external data released to OSHPD, UCH, or other entity.
UCSD Layoff from Career Appointment: Apply by 03/20/2017 for consideration with preference for rehire. All layoff applicants should contact their Employment Advisor. Eligible Disability Counseling and Consulting services (DCC) or Special Selection clients should contact their Vocational Rehabilitation Counselor for assistance.
Must have credentials from AHIMA as either a RHIA, RHIT, or CCS or completed an accredited program and eligible to take the exam.
If credentialed, must be able to provide current AHIMA membership and CEU status, ensuring required credentials are maintained and have not lapsed.
Coding experience with inpatient, outpatient surgery, emergency room records.
Must maintain credentials by attending regular education sessions.
License, Credentialed by AHIMA with either RHIA, RHIT or CCS.
American Health Information Management Association (AHIMA) - current member and holds credential.
Three to five (3 - 5) years coding experience with proven knowledge of inpatient, outpatient, surgery, emergency room records with RHIT, RHIA, CCS credential preferred.
Must be able to work overtime, weekends and holidays if necessary.
Must be willing to work various hours and locations based on business needs.