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Providence Senior Coder in Irvine, California


Providence St. Joseph Health is calling a Senior Coder to our location in Irvine, CA.

We are seeking a Senior Coder who will apply ICD -9 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 98% accuracy against timely completion for billing deadlines. Trains and audits all coders. 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:

  • Training of all coders in ICD-9-cm and documentation.

  • Auditing of coding and documentation used for coding, including remote coding and CDM coders.

  • Codes all phases of patient information including inpatient, rehab, outpatient SDS

  • Knowledgeably applies ICD 9-cm, CPT encoders and other references.

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

  • Audit accuracy of coding of anyone in training.

  • Develop training tools to train future coders.

  • Assist Document Specialists with questions and reviews documentation worksheets for accuracy of documentation and coding.

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


Required qualifications for this position include:

  • High school diploma or equivalent.

  • Pass department coding assessment test prior to date of hire (75% or above).

  • 4 or more years of CPT and/or ICD-9-CM acute care hospital coding experience.

  • Certification as a Registered Health Information Administrator (RHIA), Registered Health Information Technician (RHIT), or Certified Coding Specialist (CCS).

Preferred qualifications for this position include:

  • Associate/Bachelor’s Degree in Health Information Management.

  • Experience in other clinical or healthcare disciplines.

  • AHIMA certified coding program.

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: California-Irvine

Req ID: 280570