Coder I, HIM (full-time, days, FF)
at Northbay Healthcare

Date Posted: 11/7/2019

Job Description


Coder I, HIM (full-time, days, FF)

Full Time, FTE: 1; 
NorthBay Medical Center
Fairfield, CA

Job Summary:

Under the supervision of the Manager, Coding & Data Quality, is responsible for the coding and abstracting of medical records diagnosis and procedures for emergency and outpatient cases.  Classification systems used include ICD-10-CM and CPT, HCPCS including modifiers.  Assigns reimbursement methodology (APC) with the assistance of an encoder.  All work carried out in accordance with the rules, regulations and coding conventions of the American Hospital Association (Coding Clinic), ICD, CMS, OSHPD, and NorthBay Healthcare coding guidelines. Abstracts demographic and physician data to meet both internal and regulatory requirements for reporting utilizing the hospital’s abstracting system.  Ability to understand the clinical content of the health record and utilize an electronic health record system to perform job duties.


1. High School diploma or GED. 


1. Requires one of the following credentials:  Certified Coding Associate (CCA), Certified Coding Specialist (CCS), Registered Health Information Technician (RHIT) or Registered Health Information Administrator (RHIA) in good standing. 
2. Will consider RHIA, CCS or CCA eligible provided certification is obtained within one year of hire. 

Experience, Knowledge and Skills:

1.  One or more years of experience coding ICD10/CPT in an HIM department in an acute care hospital is preferred.
2.  Demonstrated knowledge of anatomy and physiology; medical terminology, disease process, reimbursement methodologies, (DRGs, HCC’s, APCs); and the conventions, rules, guidelines for current coding classification (ICD10-CM, CPT and HCPCS).
3.  Demonstrated understanding of the clinical content of a health record.
4.  Requires the knowledge of the business use of computer hardware and software
5.  Microsoft Office:  Email, Word, Excel
6. Ability to get along well with others. 
7. Ability to communicate effectively with the physicians. 
8. Ability to withstand the pressure of continual deadlines and receipt of work with variable requirements.
9. Ability to sit for long periods of time.
10. Ability to lift, push or pull 5 pounds
11. Ability to concentrate and maintain accuracy in spite of frequent interruptions.
12. Keyboarding skills

Job Snapshot

  • Employee Type: Full-Time
  • Location: Fairfield, CA
  • Job Type: Health Care
  • Experience: Not Specified
  • Date Posted: 11/7/2019

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