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Providence Coding Specialist III in Seward, Alaska


Providence is calling a Coding Specialist III (Business Services, Days, 1.0 FTE - 40 hours per week) to Seward Medical Center in Seward, Alaska. We are a community of caregivers delivering every day on our Mission to provide compassionate care that is accessible for all - especially those who are poor and vulnerable.

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In this position you will:

  • CODING AND CHARGE CAPTURE: Assign ICD-10-CM and CPT codes, appropriately sequences principle and secondary diagnoses in accordance with Coding Clinic and PSMCC Coding Guidelines; Works with Revenue Integrity to ensure proper coding of charges; Enters charges and procedures for all assigned area patients in the billing system.

  • INFORMATION SYSTEMS: Proficient in coding and information systems that capture coding, master patient index, billing, and the electronic medical record information; Ensures accuracy of registration and other applicable data fields.

  • ABSTRACTING: Abstract information from patient records using a variety of procedures, including but not limited to Epic, Epoint, 3M and ECS.

  • QUALITY IMPROVEMENT: Participate in quality processing and productivity; Suggests and implements improvements to department operations; Participates in the auditing of coded records to ensure compliance; Participates in ongoing education as required for system and software implementation and updates; Proactively looks for ways to capture revenue by ensuring all procedures and charges are billed timely and coded correctly; Continuously audits nursing documentation for completeness; Keeps abreast of coding rule changes related to charges by attending continued education offerings.

  • CUSTOMER SERVICE: Communicate with physicians and other clinical department personnel to maintain timely and accurate coding; Acts as a liaison between HIS, Billing, and medical care providers to maintain patient records and ensure charges are accurately captured; Assists in physician and RN education as well as tracking and reporting of documentation and coding trends or issues; Educates staff on chargemaster and importance of correct charging and the need for appropriate documentation to validate charges.

  • TEAM CONCEPT: Support and organize co-workers to meet department goals; Participates and supports team decisions; Shares knowledge with team members; Participates in regular meetings; Assists in training and mentorship within the department; Communicates in a professional and timely way with team members.


Required qualifications for this position includes:

  • Three (3) years coding experience in ER, LTC, ancillary and inpatient encounters

  • Holds at least one of the following coding credentials: Registered Health Information Management Administrator (RHIA), Registered Health Information Management Technician (RHIT), Certified Coding Specialist (CCS), Certified Coding Associate (CCA), Certified Coding Specialist-Physician Based (CCS-P), Certified Professional Coder (CPC).

About Providence Seward Medical Center

Providence Seward Medical and Care Center is a 6-bed critical access hospital and 40-bed long term care facility providing quality health care to residents and visitors. Our team of physicians, nurses, and support staff deliver compassionate, quality care to all patients. We care for the patients ranging from infants to the elderly with services including, primary care, emergency, inpatient, swing bed, lab, radiology, therapies and nursing home care.

Located only 125 miles south of Anchorage on Resurrection Bay, Seward offers a small community feel and access to a multitude of world class outdoor activities such as kayaking, fishing and hiking.

We offer comprehensive, best-in-class benefits to our caregivers. For more information, visit

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-Seward

Req ID: 299483