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Employer:Methodist Hospital of Southern California
Required Certifications:CCS,RHIS,RHIT
Preferred Certifications:CDIP,CCDDS
Required Experience:3 to 4 years
Location: Arcadia 91007, CA, US
Date Posted:10/22/2019



Providing high quality care and ensuring patient safety are the top priorities for the professionals at Methodist Hospital of Southern California. In fact, Methodist Hospital has been recognized by the SafeCare Group for being among the top 1% of safest hospitals in the U.S. for five consecutive years.  Every team member of our 348-bed, not-for-profit facility in Arcadia, California works in unison to help our patients—and each other—reach their goals and achieve positive outcomes. Together, we deliver care with sincere compassion, while always striving to exemplify our shared values of IRAISE - Integrity, Respect, Accountability, Innovation, Safety and Excellence.  

We currently have a full-time opportunity for an Inpatient Coding Specialist to join our team. This position reports to the Coding/CDI Supervisor. Responsibilities include ability to code acute care inpatient and outpatient encounters for all patient service type records, concurrent and post discharge; strong knowledge of and keeping apprised on Medicare, ICD-10 and CPT coding and documentation guidelines; assisting Coding Coordinator in the requests from patient Financial Services to investigating billing edits due to revenue codes, modifiers or coding questions; working closely with CDI Specialists in providing coding conventions and guidelines when the clinical and coding assumption is in conflict; and participating in the overall philosophy of supporting a self-directed team that performs under minimal supervision.



·         RHIT, RHIA or CCS with a minimum of 3 years coding experience in an acute care inpatient and outpatient facility; CCDS or CDIP preferred

·         Knowledge and appropriate use of acute care CMS regulatory coding requirements as they pertain to sequencing and clinical documentation

·         Experience in ICD-10 CM/PCS and CPT/HCPCS coding of Inpatient, Same Day Surgery/Outpatient Ancillary/ED medical records in a hospital and/or outpatient clinic

·         Understanding when to query physicians for clarification to ensure correct codes are assigned

·         Excellent problem-solving skills with the ability to work independently and perform under pressure in a positive, team-oriented environment with diplomacy and tact

·         Strong interpersonal and written/verbal communication skills to accurately relay information to staff and to internal and external customers

·         Computer proficiency; Microsoft Office preferred

·         Collaborative, team-oriented approach

·         Associate's or Bachelor's degree preferred


At Methodist Hospital, you’ll enjoy an excellent compensation and benefits package, including professional development programs, and much more.

Living and Working in the San Gabriel Valley

The City of Arcadia is located in the beautiful San Gabriel Valley, which is one of the best places to live and work in California and is just 15 miles north of downtown Los Angeles. The region offers a multitude of diverse entertainment, shopping and exceptional restaurant options. The San Gabriel Valley is less than an hour away from sunny Southern California beaches, and less than two hours away from local mountain resorts like Big Bear and Lake Arrowhead.

Locally, Arcadia is the home of the Santa Anita Park racetrack, which in recent years has developed two horse racing Triple Crown winners; and is located next to the City of Pasadena, which hosts the New Year’s Day Rose Parade and Rose Bowl game annually. The region boasts excellent public and private schools and universities, including Cal Tech, USC, UCLA, Cal State Northridge, Cal Poly Pomona, Azusa Pacific University and the Claremont Colleges. Arcadia was recently named “Best Place to Raise Your Kids” by Bloomberg Businessweek magazine and is the perfect place to call home.

For more information, please emai Anna.Jefferson@methodisthospital.org or apply online at http://www.methodisthospital.org/careers.  EOE



For more information, please email Anna.Jefferson@methodisthospital.org or apply online at http://www.methodisthospital.org/careers.  EOE

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