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Providence Health & Services Coder 1 - Newberg Medical Center in Newberg, Oregon


Providence is calling a Coder 1 (1.0 FTE, Days) to Providence Newberg Medical Center.

Please note this is not a remote coding position. This is an onsite position working Monday - Friday business hours.

We are seeking for a Coder 1 who will review of outpatient provider services to support coding optimization and compliance for the medical group. This is an entry level position supporting multiple specialties across the medical group with coding for evaluation and management and procedural services. In addition to the audit and review work, the Coder 1 will work side by side with outpatient providers providing ongoing feedback, coaching, and support with the code entry process, documentation, ICD-9, ICD-10, and HCC coding in alignment with current medical group reimbursement requirements.

In this position you will have the following responsibilities:

  • Code identified diagnosis and procedures following national and PHS coding guidelines. Uses Code Correct, Coding Institute Coding Alert, and current ICD-9/ICD-10 and CPT manuals.

  • Select principal diagnosis and procedure in accordance with coding standards, CMS requirements and knowledge of prospective payment systems.

  • Read and interprets all documents contained in the medical record to identify all diagnosis and procedures.

  • Consult with providers/staff for clarification when conflicting or ambiguous information is recorded.

  • Enter all missing charges into EPIC system, with careful attention to adding notes to clarify clinic charges on a non-clinic charging system.

  • Revise order of all charges with correct ICD-9/ICD-10 diagnosis at time of charge entry, ensuring proper order of diagnosis codes.

  • Communicate with Manager and/or Projected Benefit Obligation (PBO) regarding changes in patient charge entry and related issues to aid in complete and accurate billing of Medicare, insurance companies and patients.

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

  • Act as a daily resource and provides ongoing training to physicians to ensure optimization of coding, including coding updates and new codes and HCC coding for managed care populations.

  • Work with clinic staff to reduce billing and coding errors, including identifying Epic build issues that prevent appropriate coding and charge capture.

  • Remain informed of office policies and changes in coding practice and regulatory information.

  • Comply with all applicable Federal, State, and local laws, regulations, and requirements as well as PH&S policies and procedures in all aspects of job performance. Promptly incorporates required changes into work activities.

  • Maintain confidentiality of all patient demographic, medical, and financial information, ensuring proper handling and disposal of confidential documents and adherence to Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA).


Required qualification for this position includes:

  • H.S. Diploma or equivalent

  • Working in a medical office or physician billing office, or equivalent office experience.

  • Proven history of proactively identifying, resolving and escalating issues that impact business and documentation outcomes.

  • A track record in organizing and planning with demonstrated ability to effectively manage time and achieve results in a fast paced environment.

  • American Health Information Management Association (AHIMA) or American Academy of Professional Coders (AAPC) certified coding credential

Preferred qualification for this position includes:

  • Electronic Medical Record (EMR) experience.

  • Experience working with physicians, with an emphasis on coaching and communication.

  • Experience coaching and training physicians.

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.

We offer a full comprehensive range of benefits - see our website for details

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-Newberg

Req ID: 241414