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Professional – Physician Coder

Professional/Physician Coder


Full time


Professional/Physician Coder

About City of Hope

City of Hope is an independent biomedical research and treatment organization for cancer, diabetes and other life-threatening diseases.

Founded in 1913, City of Hope is a leader in bone marrow transplantation and immunotherapy such as CAR T cell therapy. City of Hope’s translational research and personalized treatment protocols advance care throughout the world. Human synthetic insulin, monoclonal antibodies and numerous breakthrough cancer drugs are based on technology developed at the institution. AccessHope™, a subsidiary launched in 2019 serves employers and their health care partners by providing access to City of Hope’s specialized cancer expertise.

A National Cancer Institute-designated comprehensive cancer center and a founding member of the National Comprehensive Cancer Network, City of Hope is ranked among the nation’s “Best Hospitals” in cancer by U.S. News & World Report and received Magnet Recognition from the American Nurses Credentialing Center. Its main campus is located near Los Angeles, with additional locations throughout Southern California, Arizona, Illinois and Georgia.

Job Description:

Physician Coder:

The Physician Coder is responsible for reviewing physician documentation and assigning appropriate Evaluation and Management (E/M) code, ICD-10 diagnosis, and CPT codes. Works with physicians to obtain documentation that complies with coding guidelines and compliance standards.

Minimum Job Qualifications:

Education: HS Diploma, Associates Degree preferred


  • CPC (Certified Professional Coder) from the American Association of Professional Coders, OR,
  • CCS-P by the American Health Information Management Association, OR,
  • Associate Degree from an approved school for Health Information Technology as outlined with successful completion of the accreditation exam (RHIT), RHIA combined with an AAPC certification (CPC)


  • Minimum 3 years’ experience in ICD-10 and CPT Physician coding, preferred
  • Experience and familiarity in working with diverse facets of medical staff activities

Knowledge, Skills, Abilities:

  • Self-starter and well organized
  • Demonstrated knowledge of current ICD10 diagnosis and CPT procedural coding.
  • Knowledge of the revenue cycle, charge master, manual coding assignment, encoding software revenue codes, and workflow management. Knowledge of medical terminology, anatomy, and physiology
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills
  • Must be willing to travel, as needed
  • Customer-service oriented, timely in responses to requests for service/information, able to manage multiple tasks and priorities and possess leadership skills

Preferred Attributes:

  • Additional AAPC Certifications
  • Oncology coding experience
  • Previous experience developing and conducting physician and coding educational sessions
  • Knowledge of cancer specialty medicine coding and reimbursement
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills
  • Must be willing to travel, as needed.
  • Customer-service oriented, timely in responses to requests for service/information, able to manage multiple tasks and priorities and possess leadership skills.

Pay Range

$23.39 – $38.56

Placement within the identified pay range is based on individual and market factors including, but not limited to, experience, education, credentials (including licenses and certifications), geographic location, market competition, skill set (including market availability of required skills), assigned/anticipated job tasks, and level of responsibility. These factors are considered without regard to an individual’s status as a member of any protect group pursuant to federal, state, and/or local law.

City of Hope’s commitment to Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion

We believe diversity, equity and inclusion is key in serving our mission to provide compassionate patient care, drive innovative discovery, and advance vital education focused on eliminating cancer and diabetes in all of our communities. Our commitment to Diversity, Equity and Inclusion ensures we bring the full range of skills, perspectives, cultural backgrounds, and experiences to our work — and that our teams align with the people we serve in order to build trust and understanding. We are dedicated to fostering a community that embraces diversity – in ideas, backgrounds, and perspectives; this is reflected in our work and represented in our people.

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