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in Montclair, CA

Hours Full-time, Part-time
Location Montclair, California

About this job

The positions tasks are to be performed on site in Fontana, California.


Under supervision, is responsible for assigning accurate diagnosis and procedure codes to the patients' health information records, for: Observation, Hospital Ambulatory Surgery, Complex Hospital Outpatient Visit {Cardiac Catheterization (Percutaneous Coronary Intervention) Lab, Interventional Radiology}, Extended Emergency & Emergency Departments, and other select OP records. This responsibility requires that the new coder be on-site for up to one calendar year and will require appropriate code assignment for physician-documented patient diagnoses, conditions and procedures; utilizing various coding classification schemes including ICD-10CM (may include PCS), and HCPCS/CPT.All work will be carried out in accordance with the: International Classification of Diseases - Official Coding Guidelines for coding and reporting as established by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) and the National Center for Health Statistics (NCHS); American Medical Association (CPT); Office of Statewide Health Planning and Development (OSHPD); National Correct Coding Initiative (NCCI), and Kaiser Permanente organizational/institutional coding directives. Ability to communicate with physicians in order to obtain clarification for diagnoses/procedures. Ability to understand the clinical content of the health record and abstract the data in the patient health information record data as well as perform other duties as assigned.


Essential Responsibilities:

  • Upholds and maintains Kaiser Permanente's Policies and Procedures, Principles of Responsibilities and all applicable state, federal and local laws. Reviews patient health information record to: identify and assign appropriate codes for diagnoses, procedures, and other services rendered, while also validating any Computer Assisted Code (CAC) assignments. Spends a minimum of 50% of work time assigning codes to complex cardiac catheterization, interventional radiology, extended emergency, observation coding and hospital ambulatory surgery coding.

  • Appropriately sequences codes for diagnoses, procedures and other services as needed for proper Ambulatory Payment Classification (APC) assignment, utilizing the applicable coding conventions. Prevents errors, and if necessary, reviews OSHPD error correction reports within the scope of the assigned abstracting and coding function and makes corrections. Ensures that all abstracted and/or coded data are consistent with federal and state regulations (JCAH, Title 22), OSHPD reporting guidelines and organizational policy as it relates to the corporate compliance policy for accurate and complete coding.

  • Interacts with physicians through established query process in order to clarify documentation supporting accurate patient diagnostic and procedure coding. Abstracts patient information into the computerized systems, in a manner ensuring the accuracy and integrity of the data.

  • Ensures timely coded record availability according to regulatory guidelines, by meeting established coding and abstracting productivity standards. Ensures quality standards by meeting the established 95% coding accuracy and 98% completeness quality standards. Maintains and complies with HIPAA policies and procedures for privacy and confidentiality of all patient records. Attends and participates in selected national, regional and coding educational sessions. Works collaboratively with others on coding questions and issues. Demonstrates knowledge of system security, by complying with KP Electronic Assets Usage Policy. Maintains courteous and cooperative relations when interacting with others. Performs other duties as assigned.

Basic Qualifications:
  • Minimum three (3) consecutive years of hospital licensed space Certified Coding experience.
  • Education
  • N/A
  • License, Certification, Registration
  • Requires the following current credential: AHIMA Certified Coding Specialist (CCS).

  • Additional Requirements:
  • Demonstrated competence with personal computers, networks, and Microsoft Office. Must obtain a passing score of 80% or higher on the KPSC Outpatient Specialty Coding Skills Assessment.

  • Preferred Qualifications:
  • Minimum three (3) consecutive years of hospital licensed space experience as a Certified Hospital Coder.
  • May also possess Registered Health Information Technician (RHIT), Registered Health Information Administrator (RHIA), and Certified Outpatient/ Professional Coder qualifications.

  • PrimaryLocation : California,Fontana,Palm Court I
    HoursPerWeek : 40
    Shift : Day
    Workdays : Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri
    WorkingHoursStart : 06:00 AM
    WorkingHoursEnd : 02:30 PM
    Job Schedule : Full-time
    Job Type : Standard
    Employee Status : Regular
    Employee Group/Union Affiliation : B05|USW|Local 7600
    Job Level : Individual Contributor
    Job Category : Medical Records,Health Information Management
    Department : Fontana Medical Center - New - Med/Surge - General - 0801
    Travel : No
    Kaiser Permanente is an equal opportunity employer committed to a diverse and inclusive workforce. Applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy), age, sexual orientation, national origin, marital status, parental status, ancestry, disability, gender identity, veteran status, genetic information, other distinguishing characteristics of diversity and inclusion, or any other protected status.