August 12, 2016
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Surgery Coder

University of California - Los Angeles Medical Centers - Los Angeles, CA

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Job Description

Job Title:
Surgery Coder

UCLA Title:
Health Info Coder 2

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Minimum Salary:
$28.96 / $5039

Maximum Salary:
$38.22 / $6650

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Various duties including but not limited to: Review of physicians notes to determine if they meet documentation requirements; extrapolation and application of surgical codes as applicable across all anatomical subsections for various surgical specialties; processing of inpatient charges, quality reviews, computer work (Excel, Word, MS Office, etc), training, filing, photocopying, information gathering, assistance in processing physicians billing documents, faxing, detailed checking of documents for accuracy, compiling of lists, checking and entering information into the Care Connect Billing system, coding audits, and other assignments as directed by supervisor. Identify and report any potential compliance risks and reimbursement opportunities to Assistant Director for Compliance and Physician Education. Recoding of work of various specialties; surgical coding; E/M abstracting.


Certified as a Professional Coder from the American Academy of Professional Coders and maintained annually

Two years minimum surgery coding experience

Detailed knowledge of Medical Terminology and its application;

Detailed knowledge and understanding of ICD-9, CPT, and HCPCS coding systems;

Knowledge of CMS and local carrier regulations and requirements for documenting/billing physician services at a teaching hospital;

Working knowledge of anatomy and physiology;

Extensive knowledge of Medical Record content;

Experience as Medical Record Abstractor;

Ability to accurately assign ICD-9 and CPT codes;

Knowledge of HIPAA requirements;

Ability to maintain confidentiality of sensitive information;

Ability to meet established continuing education requirements by attending required training workshops, reading

materials assigned by AAPC in order to maintain yearly CEUs required for Certified Professional Coder.

Ability to establish and maintain cooperative working relationships with physicians and staff;

Skill in working independently and following through on assignments with minimal supervision;

Skill in prioritizing and performing a variety of duties

Oral communication skills;

Knowledge of Microsoft Excel and Word;

Good command of English Grammar

Agreeable attitude regarding assignment variety

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