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Providence Health & Services Coder Abstractor in Everett, Washington


Providence St. Joseph Health is calling a Coder Abstractor to our HIM Coding Abstracting NWR in Everett, WA.

We are seeking a Coder Abstractor to be responsible for the coding/abstracting of acute care services. This may include inpatient, outpatient surgery and/or other outpatient services, and/or ED encounters (including charging related functions such as E/M levels & charges) in accordance with all regulatory requirements, official, authoritative coding sources (e.g., official coding guidelines), and all facility requirements.

In this position you will have the following responsibilities:

  • Accurately identifies/assigns codes according to the appropriate classification system for the category of the patient encounter. Completes patient discharge case abstracts.

  • Demonstrate and apply knowledge of elements necessary for complete, accurate, and compliant coding in the acute care environment (e.g. medical terminology, anatomy and physiology, clinical medicine, surgery, diagnostic tests, radiology, pathology as required by a wide variety of medical specialties as well as official, authoritative coding sources and facility processes, policies and procedures related to coding, and specialty specific coding related concepts (e.g. POS indicators, DRGs, ED charging, discharge disposition, etc.)

  • Interpret and analyze medical data based on coding specific guidelines.

  • Demonstrate and apply in-depth knowledge of coding/classification systems which are appropriate for inpatient, outpatient, and emergency care.

  • Demonstrate knowledge of computerized databases for coding and abstracting.

  • Perform accurate data entry.

  • Demonstrate in depth knowledge of health record content.

  • Demonstrate critical thinking skills in relation to coding and abstracting.

  • Query practitioners for clarification when appropriate (e.g. conflicting, questionable, ambiguous information is present in the medical record) and follows processes and procedures appropriately.Informs management of consistent problems.


Required qualifications for this position include:

  • H.S. Diploma or GED or equivalent educ/experience.

  • Medical terminology, anatomy and physiology, ICD coding (and, as applicable, CPT coding and/or knowledge of DRGs), and official, authoritative coding sources and material.

  • Any ONE of the following hospital/acute care related AHIMA or AAPC coding credentials is required:


  • CEDC

  • CIC

  • COC

  • CPC

  • CCA

  • CCS

  • RHIT

  • RHIA

Preferred qualifications for this position include:

  • Graduate of an AHIMA accredited Health Information Technology or Health Information Management program or self-study course and a passing score on the national certification examination for RHIA or RHIT.

  • One year of a hospital based HIM Department background/experience or experience through practicum of an AHIMA accredited Health Information Technology or Health Information Management program.

  • One year successful hospital based coding experience.

About the department you will serve.

Providence Strategic and Management Services provides a variety of functional and system support services for all eight regions of Providence St. Joseph health from Alaska to California. We are focused on supporting our Mission by delivering a robust foundation of services and sharing of specialized expertise.

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: Health Care

Location: Washington-Everett

Req ID: 239422