The dedicated staff, highly-skilled physicians and surgeons, and advanced technology combine to make working at Los Alamitos Medical Center a personally-rewarding work environment. Nursing staff often hold advanced degrees, are dedicated to caring for others in both their personal and professional lives, and work side-by-side with talented colleagues and medical staff. The hospital has an advanced bi-plane catheterization lab, robot-assisted surgery capabilities, an Orthopedic Destination Center, and the radiation oncology physician services are provided by UCLA Health. Outpatient services are provided in a colorful patient setting in our Total Care Pavilion and there will soon be nurse navigators to assist orthopedic and cancer patients. The hospitalï¿½s quality indicators reflect the hard work of physicians and staff. LAMC awards and distinctions include an A on the Leapfrog Hospital Safety Score, American Heart Association Get with the Guidelines Gold+ Performance Achievement Award for Heart Failure, American Stroke Association Get with the Guidelines Gold+ Performance Achievement Award for Stroke, American Stroke Association Target Stroke Honor Roll, and is a Joint Commission Advanced Primary Stroke Center. Los Alamitos Medical Center is a great place to work. There are more than 150 staff members who have been here over 20 years and the hospital has been in the community for nearly 50 years treating generations of families.
We offer competitive salaries and benefits including a matching 401(k), several health & dental plans to choose from, generous tuition assistance plans, and relocation assistance for select positions.
The Lead Coder: the timely and accurate coding and abstracting of all patients' information contained in the medical records, in accordance with ICD-9-CM, CPT coding systems and Uniform Health Discharge Data Set (UHDDS), Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services facility and Tenet defined guidelines and criteria. Being a resource individual for all coding related issues. Conducts Coder orientation, educational inservices for the Coding Staff. Maintains coder scheduling and oversight of the coding and abstraction functions, and ensures that the goals and standards for these functions are met and maintained. Conducting the quarterly coding quality monitoring in compliance with Tenet Policy.
Qualifications: MANDATORY: 1. Successful completion of American Health Information Management Association's (AHIMA) approved Registered Health Information Technician or Registered Health Information Administration program and credential examination, or equivalent, with 5 years experience in ICD-9-CM and CPT coding systems and UHDDS/CMS Coding Guidelines. 2. Completion of AHIMA approved Coding and/or data workshop, annually for minimum of the last 4 years. 3. Has maintained current AHIMA licensure and met their education requirements. 4. Must have excellent communications skills and an ability to work well with health care providers, interdepartmental and intradepartmental staff. 5. Good personal computer, word/spreadsheet skills. 6. Must be well organized and able to obtain maintain within defined time and quality constraints. PREFERRED: 1. AHIMA's Clinical Coding Specialist licensure. 2. Previous experience with automated encoding systems, or 3M Encoding systems.
Job: Medical Coding
Primary Location: Los Alamitos, California
Facility: Los Alamitos Medical Center
Job Type: Full-time
Shift Type: Days
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Internal Number: 1905044836
About Los Alamitos Medical Center
“Tenet Healthcare Corporation is a diversified healthcare services company with 115,000 employees united around a common mission: to help people live happier, healthier lives. Through its subsidiaries, partnerships and joint ventures, including United Surgical Partners International, the Company operates general acute care and specialty hospitals, ambulatory surgery centers, urgent care centers and other outpatient facilities. Tenet's Conifer Health Solutions subsidiary provides technology-enabled performance improvement and health management solutions to hospitals, health systems, integrated delivery networks, physician groups, self-insured organizations and health plans.