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Cedars-Sinai Coder Specialist I - Billing Services in Torrance, California

The Coder Specialist I is responsible for appropriately abstracting and coding all procedures, surgeries, and evaluation and management visits.

Job Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Performs accurate and timely coding (CPT, ICD-10 HCPCS, modifiers).

  • Knowledge with issues as HCFA coding regulations, concurrent care, multiple visits on the same day, consultation vs. referral, observation services and surgeries.

  • Assigned to EPIC work queues that are to be worked in a timely manner

  • Attends seminars and workshops, as applicable, for updates on new coding rules and regulations.

  • Elevates issues, as appropriate, to the Coding Supervisor.

  • Meets efficiency and quality standards.

  • Meets monthly productivity and quality standards as follows: understands coding trends to include NCD, LCD and CMS guidelines

  • Handles in a professional and confidential manner all correspondence, documentation, and files.


High school diploma or GED required.


Required to be certified in 1 of the following: Certified Procedural Coding (CPC), Certified Procedural Coding - Apprentice (CPC-A), Certified Coding Specialist (CCS) or Certified Coding Specialist - Physician (CCS-P).

Required to be certified or complete CPC license within 6 months of employment.


One (1) year coding knowledge in physician billing such as outpatient, ancillary, ambulatory care and/or inpatient coding preferred. E&M experience preferred.

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