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Certified Coder (On-Site) Job in Barrow, Alaska

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Job Title: Certified Coder (On-Site)

Employer:Arctic Slope Native Association
Specialties:Family medicine, ED, inpatient, observation, physical therapy, various field specialties (pediatrics, rheumatology, day surgery, etc)
Required Certifications:CCS
Location:PO Box 1232 Barrow 99723, AK, US
Date Posted:1/13/2021



Assign ICD-10-CM/CPT-4, E&M, and HCPCS codes for reimbursement.  Must be able to code Emergency Room, Outpatient, Inpatient, Observation, Physical Therapy, and Specialty Clinic visits.

Essential Job Functions

Assign codes on all diagnoses, procedures, professional service, and supplies with the most accurate and descriptive ICD-10-CM, CPT-4, Evaluation and Management and HCPCS codes for all patient encounters for reimbursement and statistical data collection.

Use coding resources such as the CPT Assistant, Coding Guidelines, etc to stay informed of coding changes.

Provide one on one training with providers about documentation when requested.

Enter data into RPMS for visits from PCC encounter forms, village forms, and other source documents.

Work cooperatively with the implementation of Electronic Health Records and maintain operational use and management of the system.

Responsible for keeping national certifications current.


To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential job duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skills, and abilities required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.  


Education & Experience

Associates Degree in Health Information Technology or related field preferred.

Certified Coding Specialist (CCS) required


If applying with an RHIT Certification, you must obtain CCS within six months

Minimum one-year experience preferred

Desired Knowledge, Skills & Abilities

Proficiency in reading handwriting of providers.

Ability to communicate well verbally and in writing with various health care providers.

Good interpersonal skills and ability to work as a team member.

Ability to analyze and evaluate material and solve problems.

Must be self-motivated and detail oriented.

Knowledge of health care delivery systems and the role of the Medical Records Department in ensuring its effectiveness and efficiency.

Knowledge of federal and state laws governing medical records and knowledge of Joint Commission standards applicable to the department.

Working knowledge of Medical Records practices and procedures.

Ability to work effectively in cross-cultural environment.

Proficient computer skills utilizing RPMS and word processing programs. 

Proficient computer skills for data entry.


Certified Coding Specialist (CCS)

Supervisory Responsibilities


Safety/Security Responsibilities

This position requires frequent contact with children and vulnerable adults; thorough background screening is required.

Maintain a safe environment for staff, visitors, and patients within the scope of job duties. Abide by all safety policies and procedures. Keep informed of, and avoid, potential job hazards. Wear identification while on duty. Report all employee injuries as required. Utilize all safety equipment as designed and when appropriate. Secure department resources from loss.

The work is performed in a hospital setting, where exposure to contagious and infectious diseases is common. 


Please send resume to Brianne Bucatcat at brianne.bucatcat@arcticslope.org with subject line: Certified Coder

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