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Providence Health & Services Medical Coder Home Services-Hospice in Portland, Oregon


Providence is calling a Coder Home Services - Hospice Access (0.8 FTE, Days Full Time) to Home Service Building in Portland , OR

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We are seeking a Associate Coder Home Services - Hospice Access that will review and code diagnoses in the electronic medical record (EMR) using ICD-10 coding principles. Ensures diagnosis codes meet optimum specificity standards, are sequenced in a manner that supports the care provided to the patient, and conforms to coding conventions and Centers for Medicare & Medicaid (CMS) and other regulatory requirements. Completes this work in a manner that supports Health Information Management data integrity standards.

In this position you will have the following responsibilities:

  • Review and interpret clinical documentation to identify all diagnoses

  • Apply ICD-10 CM diagnosis codes to Home & Community Care records for clinical care, billing, and reporting purposes

  • Sequence principal and associated diagnoses in accordance with coding conventions and ensures diagnoses are coded to the highest level of specificity

  • Escalate records where the primary diagnosis does not meet coding criteria

  • Participate in department/team meetings


Required qualifications for this position includes:

  • Obtain one of the following coding certifications within 12 months of hire:

  • AHIMA Certified Coding Associate (CCA) coding credential; -OR-

  • HCS-D coding credential; -OR-

  • HCS-H coding credential

  • Two (2) years of experience in a team setting which may include 6 months experience in a clerical or general office setting

  • Effective interpersonal skills

  • Assume personal responsibility for actions

  • Able to work within tight timeframes and meet strict deadlines

  • Demonstrate a high commitment to quality

  • Seek to acquire knowledge in area of specialty

  • Proactively approaches responsibilities

Preferred qualifications for this position includes:

  • Coursework/Training: Anatomy/Physiology and Medical Terminology

  • Experience using an electronic medical record (EMR), diagnosis coding software, or related application

  • Medical terminology, anatomy and physiology, and human disease process knowledge

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 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: Oregon-Portland

Req ID: 317878