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Providence Coder in Walla Walla, Washington

Description

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

Under the direction of the Coding Manager, the Coder appropriately assigns 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.

Responsibilities:

  • Code patient charts including inpatient, outpatient, clinic and/or ED.

  • 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 educ/experience

  • 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.

  • Required upon hire: National Certification from American Academy of Professional Coders Or

  • Required upon hire: National Certified Coding Associate - American Health Information Management Association Or

  • Required upon hire: National Certified Coding Specialist - American Health Information Management Association Or

  • Required upon hire: National Certified Coding Specialist - Physician - American Health Information Management Association Or

  • Required upon hire: National Certified Documentation Improvement Practitioner - American Health Information Management Association Or

  • Required upon hire: National Certified Health Data Analyst - American Health Information Management Association Or

  • Required upon hire: National Registered Health Information Administrator - American Health Information Management Association Or

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

Preferred Qualification:

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

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.

We are committed to cultural diversity and equal employment for all individuals. It is our policy to recruit, hire, promote, compensate, transfer, train, retain, terminate, and make all other employment-related decisions without regard to race, color, religious creed (including religious dress and grooming practices), national origin (including certain language use restrictions), ancestry, disability (mental and physical including HIV and AIDS), medical condition (including cancer and genetic characteristics), genetic information, marital status, age, sex (which includes pregnancy, childbirth, breastfeeding and related medical conditions), gender, gender identity, gender expression, sexual orientation, genetic information, and military and veteran status or any other applicable legally protected status. We will also provide reasonable accommodation to known physical or mental limitations of an otherwise qualified caregiver or applicant for employment, unless the accommodation would impose undue hardship on the operation of our business.

We are a community where all people, regardless of differences, are welcome, secure, and valued. We value respect, appreciation, collaboration, diversity, and a shared commitment to serving our communities. We expect that all workforce members in our community will act in ways which reflect a commitment to and accountability for, racial and social justice and equality in the workplace. As such, we will maintain a workplace free of discrimination and harassment based on any applicable legally protected status. We also expect that all workforce members will maintain a positive workplace free from any unacceptable conduct which creates an intimidating, hostile, or offensive work environment.

Requsition ID: 135013
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: CA San Pedro 1300 W 7th St

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.