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Data Collection Specialist (full or part-time), Los Angeles Cancer Surveillance Program

Full-Time or Part-Time data collection specialist to perform casefinding, abstracting and processing of cases on statewide database, Eureka. Position requires ability to work independently, excellent organizational, written and oral communication skills and experience with Word and Excel.  Benefits include medical/dental insurance, retirement plan, tuition assistance for you and your children. Certified Tumor Registrar (CTR) or CTR-Eligible preferred.

Candidates, including CIM students, are encouraged to submit a resume to Meryl Leventhal, MA, CTR, Data Collection Manager, Los Angeles Cancer Surveillance Program, Keck School of Medicine  of USC, 2001 N. Soto Street, SSB 305, Los Angeles, CA 90089-9238 or e-mail to meryl.leventhal@usc.edu


HIM Coding Specialist (FT/ Days), Marian Regional Medical Center (Santa Maria, CA)

In keeping with Marian Medical Center health care philosophy, under the direction of the Coding Supervisor or Assistant HIM Manager, the Coding Specialist (CCS, RHIT, or RHIA certificate coder), codes and abstracts all in-patient, out-patient, surgery, ER, and out-patient referred accounts as directed by National Coding, CHW and MMC coding guidelines. The Coding Specialist respects and adheres to confidentiality mandates, as well as to promote a professional attitude in daily work activities. Demonstrates thorough understanding of compliance issues in relationship to their position. Duties and responsibilities may be added, deleted, or changed at any time at the discretion of management, formally or informally, either verbally or in writing.
Qualifications: 3 years, minimum, acute care hospital coding required (to include all aspects of acute care hospital coding = Inpt/SDC/Anc coding); medical records and computer experience required. College classes required. Current standing of Certified Coding Specialist, Registered Health Information Technologist or Administrator. Successful completion (or renewal) of the Certified Coding Specialist (CCS); Registered Health Information Technologist (RHIT) OR Registered Health Information Administrator (RHIA) program requirements and a passing score on the national examination , or renewal certification.


Apply Online: www.DignityHealthCareers.org, using Job ID Number: 1400018284
Local Contact: Danielle Evans, Recruiter (805) 739-3799

 

East Alabama Medical Center, is currently accepting applications for New Graduate Coders from AHIMA accredited Associates or Bachelors programs! 

*There is potential for remote coding but orientation will be onsite. Therefore we are looking for candidates that are within driving distance*
EAMC has 2 locations in Alabama – Opelika and Valley campuses. We offer a variety of benefits including:

Excellent Medical Insurance

Open Door Culture and Family Atmosphere

Retirement Plan match ($.75 per $1 up to 6%)

College Savings Plan match

Recognition Events

Professional and leadership development opportunities

Please apply online today at www.eamc.org 
(03.23.14)

 

Outpatient Claims Editor, Tampa, Florida

This individual will correct edits identified by bill scrubbing software before a claim is sent to a third party payer (or may be tasked with addressing edits when claims are denied by a third party payer). May be willing to consider a telecommuter if the individual is well qualified. 
Qualifications: CCS coding certificate, CPT and HCPCS coding, 7-10 years revenue cycle experience, familiarity with the uniform bill, experience reviewing and correcting outpatient and national correct coding initiative edits, experience in an oncology setting, the ability to translate clinical data into claim information, the ability to work with little supervision. 

For more information:
Gwen Hughes
406 587-5361
ghughes.vpo@gmail.com
(03.04.14)

 

 

Cancer Registry Supervisor, Banner Health Systems, Northern Colorado

Located at McKee Medical Center in Loveland, and will supervise all the cancer registrars for North Colorado Medical Center, McKee Medical Center, and Sterling Regional Medical Center.
For more information:
Julianne Fritz RN, M.S.N., OCN
Regional Director Oncology Services
Banner Health 
(970) 350-6567
julianne.fritz@bannerhealth.com
(03.03.14)

 

 

Remote Opportunities:

Announcing exciting remote opportunities to join SPi Healthcare.  All positions below are full-time offering benefits (more benefit information below).  You can find out detailed information about us, full job descriptions and see a list of all our openings at www.spihealthcare.com/careers.  Interested candidates can easily submit your official application by applying on line. 

Location Open - HIM Inpatient Auditor/Educator –Nationwide Travel required up to 20% of time to provide a variety of onsite client support, remaining work will be remote out of your home office. Perform in depth review of Inpatient medical records to ensure accurate code and MS-DRG assignments. Presents findings to SPi Healthcare clients, monitor and document final resolution of recommended changes.  Looking for candidates with a minimum of three years recent inpatient auditing and provider education experience.  Requires Active coding credential of RHIA, RHIT or CCS.  ICD-10 certification preferred.  

West Palm Beach, FL - HIM Inpatient Auditor/Educator – Supporting our client in West Palm Beach, FL.  Work will be onsite 20%, remaining work will be remote out of your home office. Perform in depth review of Inpatient medical records to ensure accurate code and MS-DRG assignments. Presents findings to SPi Healthcare clients, monitor and document final resolution of recommended changes.  Looking for candidates with a minimum of three years recent inpatient auditing and provider education experience.  Requires Active coding credential of RHIA, RHIT or CCS.  ICD-10 certification preferred.  

Location Open - Radiology Professional Coder –Remote, requires travel for the first week of training only, remaining work will be remote out of your home office.  Codes physician charges by assigning ICD-9, CPT-4 & HCPC codes from documentation.  Intermediate knowledge of level 1 & 2 modifiers is required.  Minimum of 1-2 years recent professional services coding experience in a high volume Radiology and Interventional Radiology coding environment.  Requires active coding credential of CCS, CCS-P or CPC. 

Hackensack, NJ – Multispecialty Professional Auditor/Educator – Supporting our client in Hackensack, NJ.  Work will be onsite 20%, remaining work will be remote out of your home office. Conduct on-site and remote coding audit reviews of Outpatient records and validate professional diagnosis and procedure coding assignments in accordance with coding guidelines.  Provide coding staff and provider educations related to coding issues identified during the reviews.  Looking for candidates with a minimum of three years recent multispecialty professional auditing and provider education experience.  Requires Active coding credential of CCS, CCS-P or CPC.  ICD-10 certification preferred. 

Overview of Benefits for Full time Employees:

Medical/Dental/Vision/Short & Long-term Disability

401K with matching
Paid Vacation, Personal Time and Sick Time

6 Paid Holidays, this is paid separate from Vacation and Personal Time

Corporate Credit card issued to utilize for positions requiring travel
(01.10.13)

 

Coder II, Citrus Valley Health Partners

As a Coder II, you will assign diagnostic/procedural codes to in-patient and outpatient medical records. Qualified candidate will have a HS diploma or equivalent (college degree preferred with coursework in Medical Terminology/Anatomy & Physiology), computer experience, and 1-3 years of prior coding experience. Knowledge of MS-DRGs, ICD-9, ICD-10 and CPT is preferred. Knowledge of computerized encoder programs, and excellent customer service skills are required. CCS required.

 Please visit http://www.cvhp.org/Careers.aspx and apply online or to learn more, you may call (626) 858-8515. EOE/drug-free workplace.
(01.09.14)



Certified Coder

Current FT and Per Diem openings

Duties- Performs retrospective review of medical records, codes principal diagnoses, complications, co-morbid condition & procedures to assign the correct DRG category for all Medicare patients and codes other various pay source medical records as required.
License\Certification- Requires Certified Coding Specialist (CCS), Registered Health Information Technician (RHIT), or Certified Professional Coder-Hospital (CPC-H).
Education\Qualifications- Minimum of 2 years acute care coding experience is preferred.
Testing- Coding exam in HR if selected.
New hires will be provided ICD-10 training upon hire.
Apply online 
(12.18.13)



Contract Employment, 3-6 months, with potential for permanent position, El Dorado Hills, CA

***Must have an AHIMA certification CCS or CCS-P and 3 years professional experience***

Strong research and analytical skills into industry and internal sources
• Strong working knowledge of payor claims processing systems, benefits, facility and physician contracts and medical and payment policy
• Working knowledge of provider billing practices and standards, including in-depth knowledge of HCFA 1500 and UB-04 claims data
• Some knowledge of Health Care Reform / ACA mandate requirements
• Strong writing and communication skills

For more information, contact April Starlight with the Ascent Services Group: astarlight@ascentsg.com or 510-599-8164
(08.08.13)

 

Remote Audit Specialist, Southern CA
Must have a CCS with Inpatient skills. Excellent salary and benefits.

Manager of Audit, Southern CA
Must have a CCS. RHIA, RHIT preferred. Expertise in Inpatient and familiar with Outpatient. Excellent salary and benefits, relocation package provided.

Remote Coding Opportunities
Looking for strong Inpatient coders who are certified. Opportunities in various areas of the United States. 

Remote Part-Time Coders
Looking for coders with solid Inpatient Skills. Hours are flexible, must be able to work some weekends.

For more information, contact Dana Lipin, Prime Time Placements, Inc.
800-568-4884, toll free
310-378-3808, local
careers@ptplacements.com  
(06.14.13)

 

 

 

Job Search Assistance

American Health Information Management Association (AHIMA) job page

Health Information Careers hicareers.com

California Health Information Association (CHIA) job page

California Cancer Registrars Association (CCRA) job database

List of companies with possible job openings, as well as recruiters.





Tips on Networking, Volunteering and Mentorship

We are going to discuss tips for putting your career on the fast path so that you can land where you want to be (career-wise, of course). Networking, volunteering and mentoring are endeavors that will impact your ability to get and do what you dream of in this field.

Networking

Networking is defined as” interacting or engaging in informal communication with others for mutual assistance or support.” Consider that the word “networking” is made up of the two words “net” and “working?” Yes, networking is very hard work but it is done anyway because we all need mutual assistance and support. It is work that actually provides a safety net for your career.

Did you ever consider who in our profession is going to be able to give you mutual assistance and support?

First, your HIT and CIM instructors here SBCC are some of the leaders in our field. Get them to know you and your career is already advanced! They hire, they are asked for references, and they make referrals for jobs.

Second, your fellow students are the HIM leaders and employers of tomorrow. Developing a string relationship with them will not only be fun but will definitely pay off as you proceed with your career in HIM.

How else can you meet other professionals in our field?

Volunteering

Let’s talk a bit about Volunteering in a HIM Department or Tumor Registry.

What are all employers of HIT and CTR professionals looking for?

They want a credentialed professional who has experience! But how does a student get experience? Volunteering in a HIM Department or a Tumor Registry is definitely a requirement for those who aren’t already working in our field or are working in one capacity with the desire to move into a different and better job.

Do you know how powerful volunteering is? It says to that manager that you are motivated and that you are willing to give your time to learn and gain experience. Most volunteers wind up getting a job in the department they volunteered in!

Let’s discuss other ways to volunteer and meet your colleagues and future employer…

All of our States have state-wide health information management associations. In California it is the California Health Information Association (CHIA). Some of the large states, such as California, have local organizations as well. So for those of you in California, there is a state and local health information association that holds meetings, has educational programs, and provides opportunities for networking with the other HIMs in that area. This is one way you can meet the leaders in your local area, who are usually, at the same time, the employers in your area.

All of these state associations offer student rates for membership, which are extremely reasonable. CHIA, for example, has a student membership rate of $20.00 per year. The CHIA Journal, which you receive as part of your membership, is a fabulous source of current information in our field. To apply for student membership to CHIA, please go to CHIA Membership for Students.

So check out your state and local health information associations for the networking as well as their educational programs. All of our states have HIM organizations that are ready to greet you with open arms! You can find a listing of AHIMA component state association (CSA) websites at www.ahima.org/about/csa.aspx. If you are currently an AHIMA member, you can also check whether a particular CSA has a Community of Practice (CoP) posted at the AHIMA website www.ahima.org.

Mentoring

A mentoring program links an experienced person with a less experienced person. There are several wonderful mentoring programs immediately available to you. One is under the auspices of AHIMA and for those of who join CHIA, the California Health Information Association, there is a great mentorship program you might investigate.

The CHIA and AHIMA Mentor Programs link and promotes ongoing dialogue between HIM students and experienced, enthusiastic, and committed HIM professionals who are willing to contribute to the future excellence of the HIM profession. AHIMA mentors share their experiences with students, offer advice and encouragement, answer questions, and act as the leaders and advisors that we all wish we had access to at the beginning of our careers.

A CHIA mentor is an HIM professional who is willing to teach, guide, share and serve as a reference person to students when they first enter an HIA/HIT program and continuing throughout their studies.

AHIMA’s Mentoring Program

Mission Statement—The AHIMA Mentor Program links and promotes ongoing dialogue between HIM students and experienced, enthusiastic, and committed HIM professionals who are willing to contribute to the future excellence of the HIM profession. AHIMA mentors share their experiences with students, offer advice and encouragement, answer questions, and act as the leaders and advisors that we all wish we had access to at the beginning of our careers.

Both the CHIA and AHIMA Mentor Program strives to provide:

  1. A forum where students can obtain practical and honest career advice from seasoned professionals.
  2. A safe environment in which students and professionals can communicate honestly and without fear.
  3. Information for students that is timely and useful, and responds to contemporary and ongoing student concerns.
  4. Mentor responses that are thoughtful, accurate, and representative of the current climate in HIM.
  5. A support system for students in times of professional difficulty, crisis, or confusion.
  6. Opportunities for interaction that bring out the best in both students and professionals and which could lead to life-long
    relationships.
  7. Examples of conduct that inspire students and instill in them a sense of pride in the profession they are entering.
  8. Increased awareness about the association’s commitment to the future of HIM, about the vast array of online and other CHIA and AHIMA resources available to support students, and the many benefits of continued membership.
  9. A method for efficiently directing students to appropriate external information sources when necessary.
  10. A way of identifying and gauging the future direction, needs, concerns, and challenges of the HIM profession as a whole.

In the AHIMA program students will also have the option of communicating with the mentors privately, through channels outside the Student CoP (such as phone or e-mail), for matters that are personal or otherwise not appropriate for public viewing.

In the CHIA Program, the mentor and mentee decide for themselves how they will work together. If you are interested in the CHIA Program, go to www.californiahia.org and click on CHIA Mentor and Mentee Program.

As an AHIMA member, you may review the AHIMA Mentor Program Guidance by accessing the AHIMA CoP at www.ahima.org, and type the keyword “mentor” in the search function.

Final Thoughts

The goal is to get you integrated into the HIT/CIM Communities ASAP. Please give this a great deal of thought right now and start yourself on the path to the job you want. Volunteer! Become a Mentee! Get great grades so your teachers get to recognize your name and recommend you for a job you want! Do all three.

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