Job Description

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Commensurate with Experience
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As a federally-funded institution, UC San Diego Health maintains a marijuana and drug free campus. New employees are subject to drug screening.

#113340 Health Info Coder 4 - Remote

Initial Review Date: Mon 1/17/2022

For the safety and well-being of the entire university community, the University of California requires, with few exceptions, that all students, faculty and staff be vaccinated against the COVID-19 virus and influenza before they will be allowed on campus or in a facility or office. For more information visit: Flu Vaccine Mandate / COVID Vaccine Policy

UCSD Layoff from Career Appointment: Apply by 12/15/21 for consideration with preference for rehire. All layoff applicants should contact their Employment Advisor.

Special Selection Applicants: Apply by 12/20/21. Eligible Special Selection clients should contact their Disability Counselor for assistance.

Candidates hired into this position will be able to work remotely.

This position will remain open until filled.


Under general direction of the Coding Compliance manager, this position codes diagnosis and procedures via 3M 360 for assigned cases in an Epic account WQ for patients receiving services at UCSD Med. Ctr. Assigns DRG and all applicable APCs for patient accounts and abstracts all coded data into abstracting information system. Responsible for data entry into electronic databases for use in the assessing quality of patient care, outcome analysis, and financial management. Actively involved in communicating and working with Clinical Documentation Specialists.


  • Credential by A.H.I.M.A. with either R.H.I.A., R.H.I.T. or C.C.S

  • Must have proven coding knowledge with at least three (3) years experience with inpatient, observation, emergency department, and outpatient surgery coding in acute care setting at a level 1 trauma, academic medical center.

  • Proven skill with computers and computer systems.

  • Successful completion of A.H.I.M.A. Health Information Management Program


  • Three to five (3 - 5) years coding experience with proven knowledge of inpatient/outpatient/surgery/emergency room records with RHIT/RHIA/CCS credential.
  • Epic Experience
  • 3M 360 Experience
  • Charging experience for either Emergency Department or Observation accounts


  • Must be able to work various hours and locations based on business needs.
  • Must be able to work overtime if required.
  • Employment is subject to a criminal background check and pre-employment physical.

Job offer is contingent on successful engagement in the UC COVID-19 Vaccination program (fully vaccinated with documented proof or approved exception/deferral).

UC San Diego Health is the only academic health system in the San Diego region, providing leading-edge care in patient care, biomedical research, education, and community service. Our facilities include two university hospitals, a National Cancer Institute-designated Comprehensive Cancer Center, Shiley Eye Institute, Sulpizio Cardiovascular Center, the only Burn Center in the county, and and dozens of outpatient clinics. We invite you to join our team!

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