Cedars-Sinai E/M Multi-specialty Coder - Coder II in Los Angeles, California
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What will you be doing in this role?
Under general direction of the Coding Supervisor, (using knowledge of CSMC and Official Coding guidelines, medical terminology, anatomy and physiology, and pathological basis of disease, documented treatment and procedures performed at CSMC) assigns ICD-10-CM and CPT codes for patients receiving services at CSMC. Accurately assigns all applicable APCs and modifiers for all patients to assure optimal reimbursement and the highest quality data possible. Abstracts collected data in a timely and accurate manner into the abstracting system. Duties of this Coder II include:
Performs accurate and timely coding (CPT, ICD-9, ICD-10, HCPCS, modifiers).
Maintains familiarity with issues like HCFA coding regulations, Medicare rules, visits and procedures on the same day, consultation vs. referral, surgeries, etc.
Understands and implements coding guidelines for multi-specialty surgical practices and/or complex surgical coding.
Attends seminars and workshops, as applicable, for updates on new coding rules and regulations.
Elevates issues, as appropriate, to the Coding Supervisor and Manager.
Meets productivity and quality standards as designated by Coding Manager
Understands coding trends to include NCD, LCD, and CMS guidelines.
Identifies trends and issues with overall division and individual physician coding practices and presents solutions.
Maintains confidentiality of patient care and business matters.
Follows policies and procedures pertinent to the coding and compliance departments.
Certified Procedural Coder (CPC) required. Certified Evaluation and Management Coder (CEMC) a plus.
High school diploma or GED required. Associate degree in Health Information Management preferred.
Completion of courses in ICD-10-CM and CPT-4 coding from an accredited coding program preferred.
Experience we are Seeking:
Minimum of 3 years of coding experience within a multi-specialty medical group or multi-specialty physician practice (i.e., Cardiothoracic Surgery, Neurosurgery, General Surgery, Orthopedics, Obstetrics/Gynecology)
Familiarity with ICD-10-CM, CPT-4 coding and APC payment methodologies.
Working knowledge of all California and National reporting requirements.
Why work here?
Beyond outstanding employee benefits including health and vacation, and a 403(b) we take pride in hiring the best, most passionate employees. Our accomplished staff reflects the culturally and ethnically diverse community we serve. They are proof of our commitment to creating a dynamic, inclusive environment that fuels innovation.
Working Title: E/M Multi-specialty Coder - Coder II
Department: CSRC - Coding Profee
Business Entity: Cedars-Sinai Medical Center
Job Category: Patient Financial Services
Job Specialty: Medical Coding
Position Type: Full-time
Shift Length: 8 hour shift
Shift Type: Day
Base Pay: $29.58 - $45.85
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