Tenet Healthcare Coder I Full Time Days in Palm Springs, California

Coder I Full Time Days Desert Regional Medical Center


Provides superior customer satisfaction (the customer defined as a patient, physician, hospital employee or department to maintain compliance with TJC, Title 22 and all other regulating agencies. Access to all Patient Health Information.representative for an outside agency), ensuring the highest quality of care and services. Provides the hospital with the necessary support and management of information as it pertains to all facets of the responsibilities within the Health Information Management Department and all related activities generated from the medical record

Able to code all out-patient type encounters with CPT codes and modifiers with accuracy rate of 95% or higher. Productivity Expectations are as follows: (based on an 8-hour day)

Abstracting and coding:

Outpatient Surgery: 40-50 charts per day

Emergency Department: 130-160 charts per day

Ancillary: 200 charts per day


  1. Complies with established departmental policies and procedures, objectives, safety, environmental and infection control standards.

  2. Utilizes and demonstrates skills/knowledge to communicate with and deliver assistance to adult, gcode, wearing nametags and introducing themselves to employees, patients and others.

  3. Answers phone and respond to verbal requests in a timely manner. Phones with in three rings and response to verbal requests within 30 minutes.

  4. Codes and abstracts all medical records for the purpose of reimbursement and research. Coding complies with federal regulations according to diagnoses, operations and procedures using ICD-9-CM and CPT codes.

  5. Accurately codes ED and OP encounters maintaining a 95% accuracy rate.

  6. Daily assures that all codes are entered into the AS400 System and runs SMART on a daily basis.

  7. Reviews monitoring reports to assure that there are no outstanding accounts awaiting final diagnosis.

  8. Serves as a liaison between medical records and the business offices of the hospital and the physician offices regarding any coding questions or discrepancies.

  9. Assists in training in coding.

  10. Responsible for continuing education and completion of lessons in EDUCODE.

  11. Is always responsible for the maintenance of timely coding.

  12. Responsible for clerical functions in the absence of clerical support.

  13. Understands HIPAA, privacy and confidentiality and demonstrates minimum necessary standard according to position.

  14. Performs other related duties as assigned or requestederiatric and pediatric patients as needed.

  15. Orients, instructs and trains assigned personnel and volunteers.

  16. Cooperates with other personnel to achieve department objectives and maintain good employee relations, interdepartmental objectives, and infection control policies.

  17. Consistently demonstrates a professional and proactive attitude and actions in all interfaces with employees, hospital staff and physicians as well as patients.

  18. Provides for privacy and patient/employee dignity by maintaining employee/patient and departmental confidentiality with no infractions.

  19. Promotes personalized care and attention by complying with appropriate hospital/departmental dress.


Minimum Education: Coding classes and college level medical terminology, anatomy,

and physiology classes completed and passed.

Minimum Experience: Previous outpatient coding experience in acute care facility; may accept a

trainee if applicant tests well on OP coding test.

Required Course (s) Training: Coding, medical terminology and anatomy

Required Certification: Certified Coding Specialist Certificate preferred, not required.

Job: Non-Clinical/Administrative

Organization: Desert Regional Medical Center

Title: Coder I Full Time Days

Location: CA-Palm Springs

Requisition ID: 1805010321