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Coder I - Hospital Coding

Benefits Eligibility (Employment Type):  Full-time benefits (32-40 hours per week)
Shift Type:  Day
Shift Length:  8 Hours
Primary Location (City):  Vancouver
State:  WA

PeaceHealth is seeking a Coder I - Hospital Coding for a 1.0 full time equivalent Non-Exempt position. This position will be working Day shift with shift durations of 8 Hours.

Req ID: 176366



Utilizing knowledge of medical terminology, anatomy and physiology, coding software, coding conventions, local medical review policy, APC's and hospital procedures, this position is responsible for providing coding for inpatient and/or outpatient medical records with the ICD-10-CM and CPT4 coding classification systems to ensure accurate, complete and consistent coding for quality data.




1. Review medical record documentation and accurately code the diagnoses and procedures using ICD-10-CM and CPT4 coding conventions for the purpose of reimbursement, research, and compliance with federal regulations.

2. Review the medical record to assure specificity of diagnoses, procedures and appropriate/optimal reimbursement for hospital and/or professional charges.

3. Abstract information form medical records following established methods and procedures.

4. Identify problem documents and work with submitting departments to correct errors.

5. Understands the basics of “authorization to release information”.

6. Responds to other departments who use coded information, verifies codes and charges assigned by other departments for accuracy.  May enter charge information when appropriate.

7. Performs other duties as assigned.




  • Successful completion of medical terminology, anatomy and physiology courses preferred.  Successful completion of coding certificate program and/or CPC program preferred.



  • Minimum of one year directly related work experience abstracting and coding information using ICD-10-CM and CPT-4 coding systems preferred.



  • RHIT (Registered Health Information Technology), RHIA (Registered Health Information Manager), CPC-H, (Certified Coding Professional Hospital), CCS (Certified Coding Specialist), CPC (Certified Coding Professional) or CPCH preferred.



  • Proficient in windows based computer applications with respect to encoder systems, spreadsheets, word processing, databases and e-mail
  • Effective written and verbal communication skills
  • Ability to understand and carry out instructions furnished in written, verbal or diagram form
  • Demonstrated good judgment and decision making skills
  • Good organizational skills and attention to detail
  • Knowledge of Medicare/Centers for Medicaid Services (CMS) requirements
  • Understands outpatient CCI & OCE edits and modifier assignment in compliance with coding guidelines.



  • Work requires fairly light physical exertion from up to 65% of the time.
  • Ability to lift objects weighing 30 lbs. or less.
  • Work is performed under normal working conditions with adequate lighting and ventilation.
  • Job duties frequently require intense concentration and attention to detail (up to 65% of work time).


Please apply online to be considered. For full consideration of your skills and abilities, please attach a current resume with your application.


About PeaceHealth


PeaceHealth, based in Vancouver, Wash., is a not-for-profit Catholic health system offering care to communities in Washington, Oregon, and Alaska. PeaceHealth has approximately 16,000 caregivers, a multi-specialty medical group practice with more than 900 providers and 10 medical centers serving both urban and rural communities throughout the Northwest. In 1890, the Sisters of St. Joseph of Peace founded what has become PeaceHealth. Today, PeaceHealth is the legacy of its founding Sisters and continues with a spirit of respect, stewardship, collaboration and social justice in fulfilling its Mission. 


We offer competitive compensation, a robust benefits package and a collaborative, Mission-driven work environment! To learn more about working at PeaceHealth and the Vancouver community please visit our homepage:


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Location: Vancouver, Shared Services Center (802)
Job Category:  Business, Administrative & Facilities 
Shift:  Day
Shift Length: 8 Hours
FTE: 1.0
Work Type:  Full Time
Hourly compensation starts at: $20.47, more depending on experience
Required Certifications/Licensure: 


PeaceHealth is committed to providing equal employment opportunities to all qualified job applicants and employees without regard to the following statuses: protected veteran; qualified individual with a disability; race; ethnicity; religion; gender; pregnancy; gender identity; national origin; age; genetic information; sexual orientation; or any other protected status in accordance with local, state, or federal laws.


The above information is intended to indicate the general nature and level of work performed by this position. It is not designed to contain or be interpreted as a comprehensive inventory of all duties, responsibilities, and qualifications required of caregivers assigned to this job.


Posting Notes: Vancouver || Business, Administrative & Facilities || Billing/Coding || Full Time || HEALTH INFO MGMT

Nearest Major Market: Portland Oregon
Nearest Secondary Market: Tacoma

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