Health Information Management Careers at Lifespan

Medical Coder Job

Job Number: LCS18264

Job Title: Medical Coder

Department: Medical Practices Billing - 0014656

Facility: Corporate Headquarters

Location: Providence, RI

High school diploma or equivalent. Successful completion of formal education in medical coding. Certification from the American Academy of Professional Coders (AAPC), American Health Information Management Association (AHIMA), or other association required.


One year medical billing experience in a hospital, medical office, or billing company, or the equivalent. Coding experience preferred. Training in anatomy, physiology and disease processes preferred. Ability to analyze patient record and to recognize and analyze clinical documentation pertinent for coding. Writing skills sufficient to prepare physician queries. Computer skills to research internet websites to clarify diseases or procedures and to access payer policies. Ability to use computer applications, including Excel, Word, Adobe Reader, Microsoft Outlook and third party payer websites. Previous Epic experience a plus.

The Coding Specialist reports to the Manager of Physician Coding. Ensures that appropriate diagnostic and procedural codes (CPT-4, ICD-9/10, HCPCS) are submitted for professional charges resulting in accurate claims processing, data retrieval, and analysis.