Job Description

Hospital Coder

Cancer care is all we do

Hope in healing

Cancer Treatment Centers of America® (CTCA), part of City of Hope, takes a unique and integrative approach to cancer care. Our patient-centered care model is founded on a commitment to personalized medicine, tailoring a combination of treatments to the needs of each individual patient. At the same time, we support patients’ quality of life by offering therapies designed to help them manage the side effects of treatment, addressing their physical, spiritual and emotional needs, so they are better able to stay on their treatment regimens and get back to life. At the core of our whole-person approach is what we call the Mother Standard® of care, so named because it requires that we treat our patients, and one another, like we would want our loved ones to be treated. This innovative approach has earned our hospitals a Best Place to Work distinction and numerous accreditations. Each of us has a stake in the successful outcomes of every patient we treat.

Job Description:

Documentation assessment and review of medical record documentation and overview of charges on facility accounts in order to assign the appropriate ICD-10 diagnosis and procedure codes, as well as HCPCS/CPT 4 procedure codes to individual health information for data retrieval, analysis and claims processing. MS-DRG and APC assignment analysis to accurately reflect all diagnosis and procedures documented.  Accurate abstracting of clinical data to meet regulatory and compliance requirements.  Verify key indicators to the finance software of the electronic health record. In absence of appropriate documentation, will seek out or query physicians for complete clarification.  Assist management with special projects as needed, which may include training and education.

Education/Experience Level

  • High school degree or equivalent and graduate of an approved Health Information Technology /Management program with certification as Registered Health Information Technician (RHIT) or Registered Health Information Administrator (RHIA) or Certified Coding Specialist (CCS), required

  • Minimum of 3 years hospital-based inpatient, observation and outpatient coding experience required; oncology coding experience preferred

  • Experience coding both manually using coding books, as well as with an electronic encoder program required

  • AHIMA coding credential preferred

  • DRG and APC assignment analysis to accurately reflect the diagnosis/procedures documented in the medical record

  • Documentation assessment and review for accurate abstracting of clinical data to meet regulatory and compliance requirements

  • Experience with charge entry and knowledge of Charge Description Master (CDM)

  • Experience with 3M coding and abstracting systems preferred


We win together

Each CTCA employee is a Stakeholder, driven to make a true difference and help win the fight against cancer. Each day is a challenge, but this unique experience comes with rewards that you may never have thought possible. To ensure each team member brings his or her best self, we offer exceptional support and immersive training to encourage your personal and professional growth. If you’re ready to be part of something bigger and work with a passionate, dynamic group of care professionals, we invite you to join us. 

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