I am retiring after 23 years of coding at the end of this year. I am the Orthopedic Surgical coder, CPC since 1992, for San Francisco General Hospital Orthopedic Trauma Institute (OTI) which is San Francisco's only Level One hospital, and is the Orthopedic faculty based in SFGH, for the University of California, San Francisco. I have been coding for them since 1999 as an independent contractor. I LOVE my job, but after being in this business since 1980, I am ready to retire. I want to be replaced by a conscientious, competent, experienced (especially with Medi-Cal!) orthopedic surgical coder who can code extremely challenging spinal surgery, complex reconstructive surgery, hand and foot injuries, pelvic fractures, and cutting edge procedures. I need a coder I can confidently turn over my work to, who has the clinical background and deep understanding of and love for coding necessary to give the department I love the dedication and personal devotion I have given them over the years. This is a very special group of faculty docs that I care for deeply, and that is why I am doing this. No large, national, impersonal coding service need apply. The patient mix is a very large percent Medi-Cal, so please know the eccentricities of it backward and forward! The volume of cases is about 250 to 300 per month. Thank you. Judith Croy, proud CPC.