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Outpatient Coder
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UCLA Health | Los Angeles, CA
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Job Description

Job Duties
Under general direction of the Director, Manager and Coding Supervisor, this position codes diagnosis and procedures for assigned cases. In performing the coding requirements this position is required to utilize knowledge of UCLA specific-guidelines, AHA - Coding Clinic, and AMA - CPT Assistant guidelines, medical terminology, anatomy and physiology, and pathological basis of disease, documented treatment and procedures. Assigns ICD-9-CM, and CPT/HCPCS codes for patients receiving services at Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center and Santa Monica-UCLA Medical Center. Correctly assigns DRG for patient accounts to assure accurate reimbursement and the highest quality data possible. Abstracts all coded data in a timely and accurate manner into the abstracting system. Has a working knowledge of all State and National reporting requirements. Prepared to code in ICD-10 CM & PCS codes for same set of cases as described above.

Job Qualifications
Education: Associate in Health Information Science or Bachelors in Health Information Management or Completion of courses in ICD-9-CM, and CPT/HCPCS coding from an accredited coding program or comparable level of education preferred. Experience: Minimum of 3 years of experience with inpatient acute care coding and a minimum of 5 years of coding outpatient surgical/ambulatory care coding. Proficiency in ICD-9-CM and CPT/HCPCS coding with excellent working knowledge of the DRG and APC payment methodologies, AHA Coding Clinic and CPT Assistant. Working knowledge of ICD-10-CM & PCS coding. Licensure/Certification: Certified Outpatient Coder (COC) or Certified Coding Specialist (CCS), required. Registered Health Information Technician (RHIT), Registered Health Information Administrator (RHIA), preferred. Other: Demonstrated ability to work with all internal and external customers in a professional manner. Ability to assist in orientation and training of new employees and students. Provide guidance and training for new/trainee coder.

About UCLA Health

For more than half a century, UCLA Health  has provided the best in healthcare and the latest in medical technology to thepeople of Los Angeles and throughout the world. Today we are one of the most comprehensive and advanced healthcare systems in existence. We are comprised of Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center, UCLA Medical Center, Santa Monica, Resnick Neuropsychiatric Hospital at UCLA, Mattel Children’s Hospital UCLA, and the UCLA Medical Group, with offices throughout the region.

Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center is consistently ranked by U.S.News & World Report as one of the top five hospitals in the nation and the best medical center in the western United States. The doctors, scientists and caregivers of UCLA are leaders in their fields. Every day, they perform pioneering work across an astounding range of disciplines, from organ transplantation and cardiac surgery to neurosurgery and cancer treatment. Year after year, our people have achieved medical breakthroughs and earned the highest industry honors. And we’re just getting started.

The dedicated professionals of UCLA Health are committed to healing humankind, one patient at a time, by improving health, alleviating suffering, and delivering acts of kindness on a daily basis.