Coder I
California Hospital Med Center - Los Angeles, CA

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About this opportunity:
All employees are expected to perform their duties in alignment with the vision and values of the organization. The person doing this job is responsible for a variety of tasks that lead to a high level of customer satisfaction in the most cost-effective manner. The coders are responsible for coding of all inpatient, outpatient, ER, clinics, superbills and short stay surgery records. The coder will work with both concurrent review and discharged charts for inpatients. A coder must have a through knowledge of ICD-9-CM and CPT conventions. A coder is responsible for abstracting data into the MIRA system using a Code 3 encoder.


2 Years IP Acute Hospital coding experience.

Knowledge of coding software-3M

Knowledge of medical terminology, abbreviations, anatomy & physiology, disease process pharmacology.

Knowledge of ICD-9-CM, CPT-4 & HCPCS, coding rules & guidelines.

Accurately code inpatient/OP/ED/Ancillary conditions and procedures as documented in the ICD-9-CM Official Guidelines for Coding and Reporting.

Responsible for abstracting, coding, and sequencing the classification of diagnosis surgical procedures records.

Assigns codes for diagnoses, treatments, & procedures according to the appropriate classification system for inpatient encounters.

Assigns present on admission (POA) value for inpatient diagnoses.

Accurately assign correct Discharge Disposition code.

Accurately assign codes for Observation encounter in accordance with coding guidelines.

Selects principal diagnosis, co-morbidities and complications, secondary conditions and surgical procedures.

This position is represented by SEIU, Local 399.


We're California Hospital Medical Center (CHMC), a not-for-profit, 319-bed acute and ambulatory care hospital that provides services to the dynamic community of downtown Los Angeles and its surrounding neighborhoods. With a 120-year history of healing, our vision is a growing and diversified health care ministry distinguished by excellent quality and committed to expanding access to those in need.

The hospital is part of Dignity Health , one of the largest healthcare systems in the West with 40 hospitals in Arizona, California and Nevada. Our mission, vision and values were all formed out of the recognition of the inherent dignity of each person. It also represents our commitment to delivering excellent medical care to all, to advocating on behalf of the poor, and to partnering with others to improve the quality of life.

Our outstanding benefits package includes 100% employer paid Medical Benefits for you and your family, including domestic partners. Also included are a 403 (b) plan with company match, tuition reimbursement and comprehensive dental and vision plans. .

Located blocks from Staples Center and LA Live, California Hospital is walking distance from the Metro Blue Line and employee parking is complimentary. The hospital also sponsors shuttle service to and from Union Station. To find out more, go to . EOE.

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