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Providence Health & Services Senior Coder, Inpatient in Renton, Washington


Providence St. Joseph Health is calling a Senior Coder to work remotely within our footprint states.

We are seeking a Senior Coder who will apply 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.

In this position you will have the following responsibilities:

  • 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 for this position include:

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

  • AHIMA certified coding program

  • Registered Health Information Administrator (RHIA) or Registered Health Information Technician (RHIT) or Certified Coding Specialist (CCS)

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

  • Experience in other clinical or healthcare disciplines

Preferred qualifications for this position include:

  • Bachelor's Degree in Health Information Management

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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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.

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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: Washington-Renton

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

Req ID: 309577