Inpatient Coding Specialist- Seattle, WA

Employer: Virginia Mason Medical Center

Job Description:
Virginia Mason Franciscan Health brings together two award winning health systems in Washington state – CHI Franciscan and Virginia Mason. As one integrated health system with the most patient access points in western Washington our team includes 18,000 staff and nearly 5,000 employed physicians and affiliated providers. At Virginia Mason Franciscan Health you will find the safest and highest quality of care provided by our expert, compassionate medical care team at 11 hospitals and nearly 300 sites throughout the greater Puget Sound region.

*This is a remote / work from home position.*

With numerous awards and distinctions, including our recognition as Top Hospital of the Decade by The Leapfrog Group, Virginia Mason has transformed health care through our innovations in patient safety and our ability to provide patients in our community with easier access to our high-quality care. As Hospital Coding Specialist you will be responsible for:

- Timely, accurate and comprehensive review of diagnoses and procedure services in both the inpatient and outpatient facility setting.
- Assigning valid ICD10-CM, ICD-10-PCS and CPT codes, as appropriate, to ensure optimal reimbursement and comply with regulatory guidelines.
- Analyze and code complex cases by reviewing documentation.
- Identifies trends/problem in medical documentation and recommends possible solutions. Assists with billing and documentation inquiries.

Our facilities consist of a 336-bed hospital in Seattle, WA, and an extensive network of primary and specialty care clinics throughout the Puget Sound region. Joining Virginia Mason is an exceptional opportunity to partner with nationally recognized physicians and peers, and an organization recognized as the benchmark for health care.

Must meet one of the following requirements:
-1 year inpatient coding experience and Coding Certificate (Certified Coding Specialist (CCS), RHIT, RHIA, or Certified Inpatient Coder (CIC); OR
-Bachelor's degree in HIM and Coding Certificate (CCS, RHIA, or CIC); OR
Associate's Degree in HIM and Coding Certificate

- Working knowledge of medical terminology, anatomy, and physiology
- Experience reviewing provider documentation and assigning appropriate ICD10-CM, PCS and CPT codes
- Excellent verbal and written communication skills
- In dept knowledge of regulatory and payer guidelines to ensure compliant coding
- Ability to meet accuracy and productivity metrics consistently
- Consistently maintains professional credentials and knowledge of current ICD10-CM, ICD10-PCS and CPT coding guidelines and government regulations
- Ability to query physicians to clarify documentation when conflicting or incomplete information is found in the medical record

Preferred Experience:
- Experience with Optum Enterprise Computer Assisted Coding, Cerner, and Centricity platforms preferred
- Inpatient coding experience preferred

Just as Virginia Mason is dedicated to improving the lives of our patients and our community, we are equally dedicated to your professional and personal success. With a wide range of perks that includes comprehensive compensation and benefits, continuing education and support, and the opportunity to live in one of the most livable cities in the country, you will find that an opportunity with Team Medicine is one worth taking.

We are an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer.

Contact Person:
Location: Seattle, WA
Application Method: Online:
Base Pay: Depending on Qualifications

Posted on November 10, 2021

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