Coding Specialist 2 50% FTE- Seattle, WA

Employer: University of Washington

Job Description:
As a UW employee, you have a unique opportunity to change lives on our campuses, in our state and around the world. UW employees offer their boundless energy, creative problem solving skills and dedication to build stronger minds and a healthier world.

UW faculty and staff also enjoy outstanding benefits, professional growth opportunities and unique resources in an environment noted for diversity, intellectual excitement, artistic pursuits and natural beauty.

The Department of Patient Revenue Cycle at the UW School of Dentistry supports dental/medical coding, billing and collection activity for patients treated by students and faculty at 13 dental clinics on campus and off-site clinics and medical centers. We employ a team-oriented approach to provide excellent customer service to patients – and to provide training and coding/billing support to School of Dentistry students, faculty, and staff.

The Coding Specialist 2 assigns coding for services performed in the Departments of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, Oral Medicine, Oral Radiology, Oral Health Sciences, Pediatric Dentistry - and services provided by other medical and dental providers at the School of Dentistry. Additional coding service areas include Harborview and UW Medical Centers, Seattle Cancer Care Alliance, and other off-site School of Dentistry locations. Principle function is to review provider documentation of services and assign correct Current Procedural Terminology (CPT), International Classification of Diseases (ICD) codes, and Current Dental Terminology (CDT) codes. The Coding Specialist 2 also serves as a resource for coding training and education for providers and staff.

RESPONSIBILITIES:
• Identify all billable services requiring professional fee billing
• Abstract pertinent details from reports/records and assign CPT, CDT and ICD codes to ensure accurate and timely reimbursement. This requires a proficient and competent understanding of medical terminology and anatomy to assist in selection of appropriate procedure and diagnosis codes.
• Review documentation of services for evidence of and level of attending physician personal involvement for Medicare patients. Assure that entries in the electronic health record reflect proper documentation and coding standards for quality control and conformance with Medicare, Medicaid, and other pertinent rules and regulations.
• Contact responsible providers in a professional, tactful manner, if coding clarification is necessary.
• Maintain up-to-date knowledge of coding principles and guidelines
• Maintain a working knowledge of Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) and insurance/payer guidelines to assure use of correct coding policies and guidelines.
• Maintain a strong working knowledge of Correct Coding Initiative (CCI) edits.
• Serve as a key information resource and respond to queries associated with coding and related billing issues.
• Participate in continuing education to stay current with coding changes, additions, deletions, and updates as necessary.
• Maintain a strong working knowledge of axiUm and MINDSCAPE/ORCA.
• Monitor and update coding queues
• Maintain coding production quotas and 95% coding accuracy rate.
• Update and process coding tracking queues in a timely matter
• Perform related duties as assigned.
• May perform the work of lower level classifications of the Coding Specialist series.

MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS:
• High school diploma or equivalent
• Certified as a Coding Specialist – Physician Based (CCS-P), Certified Professional Coder (CPC), Certified Inpatient Coder (CIC), Certified Outpatient Coder (COC), Certified Interventional Radiology Cardiovascular Coder (CIRCC), Radiology Certified Coder (RCC) or Radiation Oncology Certified Coder (ROCC).Certified Coder Associate (CCA) , Certified Coding Specialist (CCS).
• Two years coding experience coding or equivalent education/experience.

Application Process:
The application process for UW positions may include completion of a variety of online assessments to obtain additional information that will be used in the evaluation process. These assessments may include Workforce Authorization, Cover Letter and/or others. Any assessments that you need to complete will appear on your screen as soon as you select “Apply to this position”. Once you begin an assessment, it must be completed at that time; if you do not complete the assessment you will be prompted to do so the next time you access your “My Jobs” page. If you select to take it later, it will appear on your "My Jobs" page to take when you are ready. Please note that your application will not be reviewed, and you will not be considered for this position until all required assessments have been completed.

Applicants considered for this position will be required to disclose if they are the subject of any substantiated findings or current investigations related to sexual misconduct at their current employment and past employment. Disclosure is required under Washington state law.

Committed to attracting and retaining a diverse staff, the University of Washington will honor your experiences, perspectives and unique identity. Together, our community strives to create and maintain working and learning environments that are inclusive, equitable and welcoming.

The University of Washington is a leader in environmental stewardship & sustainability, and committed to becoming climate neutral.The University of Washington is a leader in environmental stewardship & sustainability, and committed to becoming climate neutral.

The University of Washington is an affirmative action and equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, national origin, age, protected veteran or disabled status, or genetic information.

To request disability accommodation in the application process, contact the Disability Services Office at 206-543-6450 or dso@uw.edu.

COVID-19 VACCINATION REQUIREMENT
Governor Inslee's Proclamation 21-14.2 requires employees of higher education and healthcare institutions to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 unless a medical or religious exemption is approved. Being fully vaccinated means that an individual is at least two weeks past their final dose of an authorized COVID-19 vaccine regimen. As a condition of employment, newly hired employees will be required to provide proof of their COVID-19 vaccination. View the Final candidate guide to COVID-19 vaccination requirement webpage for information about the medical or religious exemption process for final candidates.

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Location: Seattle, WA
Application Method: Online: https://uwhires.admin.washington.edu/eng/candidates/default.cfm?szCategory=jobprofile&szOrderID=201154&szCandidateID=0&szSearchWords=&szReturnToSearch=1
Base Pay: DOQ

Posted on March 02, 2022

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