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Providence Senior Coder, Inpatient *Telecommute* in California


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

Applies ICD-10/CM/PCS and CPT-4 codes to medical records based on documentation provided by physicians. Adheres to strict federal coding rules in selecting codes that appropriately reflect the condition, which the patient had, and the care that was provided. Abstracts clinical and statistical information for outcome measure and monitoring. Balances need for (95%) accuracy against timely completion for billing deadlines. Serves as a lead role by assisting other areas in the hospital in the review, corrections, and rebills of coded accounts.


  • May code a variety of patient charts including inpatient, outpatient, Clinic and/or ED.

  • Knowledgeably applies ICD 10-CM/PCS, CPT encoders and other references.

  • Accurately assigns DRGs and monitors and audits assignment of DRG accuracy.

  • Assists Clinical Documentation Specialist with questions and reviews documentation worksheets for accuracy of documentation and coding.

  • Works with other areas of the hospital assisting in review, corrections, rebills of coded accounts.

  • Facilitates modifications to clinical nurses to ensure that overall quality and appropriate reimbursement is received for the level of service rendered to all patients with a DRG based payor (Medicare, Medicaid, BlueCross, FirstCare and self-pay).

  • Processes discharges by updating the electronic program reflect any changes in status, procedures/treatment, and conferring with physicians to finalized diagnoses and conducts follow-up reviews of clinical documentation specialist to ensure points of clarification have been recorded in the patient charts.

  • Ensures the accuracy and completeness of clinical information used for measuring and reporting physician and medical center outcomes.

  • Assists in screen processes, making referrals, interacting with case managers and Clinical Documentation Specialist to ensure continuity of patient care.

  • Maintains appropriate non-leading queries post discharge to physicians. Including inpatients and outpatients.

  • Educates physicians, case management, charge nurse and other departments as needed.

Required qualifications:

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

  • AHIMA certified coding program

  • National Certification from American Academy of Professional Coders upon hire -or-

  • National Certified Coding Associate - American Health Information Management Association upon hire -or-

  • National Certified Coding Specialist - American Health Information Management Association upon hire -or-

  • National Certified Coding Specialist - Physician - American Health Information Management Association upon hire -or-

  • National Certified Documentation Improvement Practitioner - American Health Information Management Association upon hire -or-

  • National Certified Health Data Analyst - American Health Information Management Association upon hire -or-

  • National Registered Health Information Administrator - American Health Information Management Association upon hire -or-

  • National Registered Health Information Technician - American Health Information Management Association upon hire

  • 5 years CPT and/or ICD-10-CM/PCS acute care hospital coding experience.

  • Experience in other clinical or healthcare disciplines

Preferred qualification:

  • Bachelor's Degree in Health Information Management

Our best-in-class benefits are uniquely designed to support you and your family in staying well, growing professionally and achieving financial security. We take care of you, so you can focus on delivering our Mission of caring for everyone, especially the most vulnerable in our communities.

About Providence

At Providence, our strength lies in Our Promise of “Know me, care for me, ease my way.” Working at our family of organizations means that regardless of your role, we’ll walk alongside you in your career, supporting you so you can support others. We provide best-in-class benefits and we foster an inclusive workplace where diversity is valued, and everyone is essential, heard and respected. Together, our 120,000 caregivers (all employees) serve in over 50 hospitals, over 1,000 clinics and a full range of health and social services across Alaska, California, Montana, New Mexico, Oregon, Texas and Washington. As a comprehensive health care organization, we are serving more people, advancing best practices and continuing our more than 100-year tradition of serving the poor and vulnerable.

About the Team

Providence Shared Services is a service line within Providence that provides a variety of functional and system support services for our family of organizations across Alaska, California, Montana, New Mexico, Oregon, Texas and Washington. We are focused on supporting our Mission by delivering a robust foundation of services and sharing of specialized expertise.

We are committed to the principle that every workforce member has the right to work in surroundings that are free from all forms of unlawful discrimination and harassment.

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Requsition ID: 136797
Company: Providence Jobs
Job Category: Coding
Job Function: Revenue Cycle
Job Schedule: Full time
Job Shift: Day
Career Track: Admin Support
Department: 4001 SS RC CODING NWR
Address: WA Spokane 101 W 8th Ave

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