UCSD Layoff from career appointment: Apply by 07/06/2018 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.
Under general direction of the Coding Compliance manager, this position codes diagnosis and procedures for assigned cases. Assigns ICD and CPT codes for patients receiving services at UCSD Med. Ctr. Assigns DRG and all applicable APCs for patient accounts and abstracts all coded data into abstracting information system.
Responsible for data entry into electronic databases for use in the assessing quality of patient care, outcome analysis, and financial management. Actively involved in communicating coding and documentation requirements to clinicians, and other who use the data.
Successful completion of AHIMA accredited Health Information Technology/Management or Coding program.
Credential by A.H.I.M.A. with either R.H.I.A., R.H.I.T. or C.C.S.
Must have proven coding knowledge with at least three (3+) years experience with inpatient and outpatient surgery coding in acute care setting with RHIT/RHIA/CCS.
Coding experience with inpatient/outpatient surgery/emergency room records.
Must maintain credentials by attending regular education sessions.
Strong skills with computers and computer systems.
Three to five (3 - 5) years coding experience with proven knowledge of inpatient/outpatient/surgery/emergency room records with RHIT/RHIA/CCS credential.
Must be able to work various hours and locations based on business needs.
Employment is subject to a criminal background check and pre-employment physical.
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