Professional Coder / Billing Specialist

Location: Anchorage, AK 
Salary: DOE 
Number of Positions:
Opening Date: 
January 11, 2018  
Closing Date:
Until Filled                                         

Under limited supervision, reviews medical record documentation and helps ensure the diagnosis and procedure codes are applied correctly during the medical billing process, which includes abstracting the information from documentation, assigning the appropriate codes, and creating a claim to be paid by insurance carriers. The standard codes will be assigned using CPT, ICD-10-CM and HCPCS Level II classification systems. Will submit claims in accordance with governmental regulations and private payer policies, follow-up on claim statuses, provide resolution of claim denials, submit appeals, post payments and adjustments, and support collections management.   


  • An Associate’s Degree in Health Information Management or progressively responsible professional/exempt work experience may be substituted
  • Two (2) years of medical coding experience. An equivalent combination of relevant education and/or training may be substituted for experience
  • Any one of the following certifications; Certified Coding Specialist (CCS), Certified Coding Specialist-Physician (CCS-P), or Certified Professional Coder (CPC
  • Experience working in an Alaska Native Tribal Health billing environment is preferred

Work Hours:
Hours worked are 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. with an hour for lunch. This a full-time 37.5 hours per week and 1950 hours a year position. Chugachmiut maintains a drug and alcohol free, non-smoking environment. There may be occasional travel to the villages of the region, must be willing and able to travel in light aircraft.

Full benefits paid: health, Rx, dental, paid half dependent coverage, short and long term disability, life, 12 paid holidays. Personal leave: 1st -3rd years 20 days per year, 4th year 26 days per year, 5th year 29.5 days per year. Retirement: 401(a) Pension Plan 8% by employer & 403 (b) TDA & Roth contributions, a subsidized gym membership, among many other benefits.

Resumes not accompanied by Chugachmiut’s Application for Employment will not be accepted. Applications & position descriptions may be obtained by contacting Chugachmiut on-line at or phone (907) 562-4155.

You can e-mail your application to         

Mail or fax to:  
Attn: Human Resources
1840 Bragaw Street, Suite 110
Anchorage AK 99508-3463
Fax: 907-743-0644

This description is intended to describe the essential job functions and the essential requirements for the performance of this job. It is not an exhaustive list of all duties, responsibilities and requirements of a person so classified.  Other functions may be assigned and management may, with or without notice, add or change the duties at any time. Employees are employed “at will”.