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Surgery Coder 8/12/2016

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

Company
University of California - Los Angeles Medical Centers
Job Classification
Full Time
Company Ref #
H79901
AJE Ref #
575862367
Location
Los Angeles, CA
Experience
Entry Level (0 - 2 years)
Job Type
Regular

JOB DESCRIPTION

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Job Title:
Surgery Coder

UCLA Title:
Health Info Coder 2

Job No.:
H79901

Work Hours:
M-F 40 HRS WK

Work Location:
LAX

Job Type:
Career

Duration:
Indefinite

Minimum Salary:
$28.96 / $5039

Maximum Salary:
$38.22 / $6650

Layoff Referral Deadline:
12/10/2015

Bargaining Unit:
EX



JOB DUTIES:

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.



JOB QUALIFICATIONS:

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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