Dignity Health Coder I in LOS ANGELES, California


Founded in 1887, Dignity Health - California Hospital Medical Center is a 318-bed, acute care, nonprofit hospital located in downtown Los Angeles. The hospital offers a full complement of services including a Level II trauma center, the Los Angeles Center for Women’s Health, obstetrics and pediatric services, and comprehensive cardiac and surgical services. The hospital shares a legacy of humankindness with Dignity Health, one of the nation’s five largest health care systems. Visitfor more information.


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-10-CM and CPT conventions. A coder is responsible for abstracting data into the MIRA system using a Code 3 encoder. Duties include:

  • 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.

  • Selectsprincipal diagnosis, co-morbidities and complications, secondary conditions and surgical procedures.



Minimum Requirements:

  • A minimum of two years in-patient acute hospital coding experience.

  • CCS certification

  • Knowledge of coding software-3M

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

  • Knowledge of ICD-10-CM, CPT-4 & HCPCS, coding rules & guidelines.

This position is represented by SEIU.

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Job ID 2018-47854

Employment Type Full Time

Department HIM Coding

Hours / Pay Period 80

Facility California Hospital Medical Center

Shift Day


State/Province CA

Standard Hours 7:00 a.m- 3:30 p.m. Thursday through Monday

Work Schedule 8 Hour