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Providence Coder II *Telecommute* in California


Providence St. Joseph Health is calling a Coder II to work remotely within our footprint states: AK, CA, MT, OR, TX and/or WA.

We are seeking a Coder II who will assign MS/DRG's, ICD, and CPT codes to all account types according to American Hospital Association (AHA) and Uniform Hospital Discharge Set (UHDDS) guidelines. This individual abstracts clinical data and assists in regular analyses of patient records. In addition, the Coder provides coding insight and answers coding related questions for other inquiring physicians and PSJH employees.

In this position you will:

  • Code patient charts for same day surgery/ambulatory surgical unit.

  • Meet all regulatory guidelines and standards applicable in the coding industry reaching and maintaining department set productivity standards.

  • Abstract into the database clinical and demographic data from patient medical record as required by state reporting requirements.

  • Monitor and perform follow-up on un-coded accounts to ensure timely billing to ensure Revenue Cycle month-end billhold goal is met.

  • Partner with the Case Managers or other applicable staff members and participate in CDI in order to assure proper and accurate documentation in patient records; query the physician when appropriate.

  • Maintain up to date knowledge of the current changes of coding practices by reading source material, such as Coding Clinic, Medicare Newsletters, and other professional journals.

  • Attend department meetings and attend/read all education workshops, Coding Round Table Meetings, or any other required meetings as determined by the Coding Manager.

  • Track ongoing issues and escalate to the Coding Manager in a timely manner.

  • Provide advisory on code selection and answer coding questions posed by physicians and PSJH employees.

  • Follow PSJH compliance coding policies and guidelines.


Required qualifications:

  • Associate's Degree in Health Information Management or equivalent education/experience

  • Certified Coding Specialist (CCS), or if not an RHIT or RHIA, or; a current Certified Coding Specialist-Physician (CCS-P) or CCS credential. CPC, CPC-H, CPC- PCEDC, or any AAPC or AHIMA coding-related credential.

  • Coursework/Training Completion of coding classes in AHIMA-certified coding program.

  • 4 years CPT experience and/or

  • 1-4 years ICD-10-CM/PCS acute care hospital coding experience.

  • Experience in other clinical or healthcare disciplines.

Preferred qualifications:

  • Bachelor's Degree in Health Information Management or equivalent education/experience

About the department you will serve.

One Revenue Cycle (ORC) is the name adopted to reflect the Providence employees who work throughout Providence Health & Services (PH&S) in revenue cycle systems and structures in support of our ministries and operations in all regions from Alaska to California. ORC’s objective is to ensure our core strategy, One Ministry Committed to Excellence, is delivered along with the enhanced overall patient care experience (know me, care for me, ease my way) by providing a robust foundation of services, operational and technical support, and the sharing of comprehensive, relevant, and highly specialized revenue cycle expertise.

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Our Mission

As expressions of God’s healing love, witnessed through the ministry of Jesus, we are steadfast in serving all, especially those who are poor and vulnerable.

About Us

Providence is a comprehensive not-for-profit network of hospitals, care centers, health plans, physicians, clinics, home health care and services continuing a more than 100-year tradition of serving the poor and vulnerable. Providence is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer. Providence does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, gender, disability, veteran, military status, religion, age, creed, national origin, sexual identity or expression, sexual orientation, marital status, genetic information, or any other basis prohibited by local, state, or federal law.

Schedule: Full-time

Shift: Day

Job Category: Coding

Location: Alaska-Anchorage

Other Location(s): Montana, California, Washington, Oregon, Texas, Alaska

Req ID: 342809