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Providence Health & Services Coder Home Services in Portland, Oregon


Providence is calling a Coder Home Services - Home Services Home Intake (1.0 FTE, Days) to Providence Home Service Building in Portland, OR.

We are seeking a Coder Home Services - Home Services Home Intake who will be reviewing and coding diagnose the electronic medical record (EMR) using ICD-10 coding principles. Ensure diagnosis codes meet optimum specificity standards and are sequenced in a manner that supports the care provided to the patient and conform to coding standards and Centers for Medicare & Medicaid (CMS) and other regulatory requirements. Complete this work in a manner that supports Health Information Management data integrity standards.

In this position you will have the following responsibilities:

  • Review and interpret clinical documentation to identify all diagnoses

  • Apply ICD10 codes to diagnoses ensuring codes are coded to highest level of specificity and follow national and Providence Homecare coding guidelines

  • Sequence principle and associated diagnoses in accordance with coding standards including CMS requirements

  • Consult with clinical staff for clarification when conflicting or ambiguous information is recorded

  • Perform audits for accuracy of coding and provides feedback and coaching to ensure documentation meets the requirements for codes selected

  • Partner with Revenue Cycle to reduce coding related billing errors

  • Act as a daily resource to the Access and Clinical teams to ensure codes are reflective of the care being provided

  • Perform technical review of admissions and recertifications


Required qualifications for this position includes:

  • High School Diploma -OR- GED

  • Active Registered Health Information Technician (RHIT) credential. In lieu of RHIT credential, must meet one of the following criteria:

  • Current Board of Medical Specialty Coding (BMSC) credential, -OR-

  • Current AHIMA coding credential (i.e. CCA, CCS, CCS-P), -OR-

  • Graduate of an AHIMA-accredited Health Information Technology program and must receive a passing score on the RHIT national exam within 90 days of hire.

  • Experience using an Electronic Medical Record (EMR) application

  • Experience working in a health information management department or related health care setting

  • In compliance with the Providence Health & Services-OR Human Resources policy #302 Background Checks, a criminal background check for this position, based on assigned duties

Preferred qualifications for this position include:

  • Bachelor's Degree in Health care related field

About Providence in Oregon

As the largest healthcare system and largest private employer in Oregon, Providence offers exceptional work environments and unparalleled career opportunities.

The Providence Experience begins each time our patients or their families have an encounter with a Providence team member and continues throughout their visit or stay. Whether you provide direct or indirect patient care, we want our patients to feel that they are in a welcoming place where they can be comfortable and free from anxiety. Our employees create the Providence Experience through simple, caring behaviors such as acknowledging and welcoming each visitor, introducing ourselves and Providence, addressing people by name, providing the duration of estimated wait times and updating frequently if timelines change, explaining situations in a way that puts patients at ease, carefully listening to their concerns, and always thanking people for trusting Providence for their healthcare needs. At Providence, our quality vision is simple,

"Providence will provide the best care and service to every person, every time."

Providence is consistently ranked among the top 100 companies to work for in Oregon. It is also home to two of our award-winning Magnet medical centers. Providence hospitals and clinics are located in numerous areas, ranging from the Columbia Gorge to the wine country to sunny southern Oregon to charming coastal communities to the urban setting of Portland. If you want a vibrant lifestyle while working with a team highly committed to the art of healing, choose from our many options in Oregon.

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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 Health & Services is a not-for-profit Catholic network of hospitals, care centers, health plans, physicians, clinics, home health care and services guided by a Mission of caring the Sisters of Providence began over 160 years ago. 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: Oregon-Portland

Req ID: 267265