Employer: Multicare Yakima Memorial Hospital
The Coder is responsible for reviewing clinical documentation and diagnostic results to extract data and apply appropriate codes for billing, internal and external reporting, research, and regulatory compliance. Accurately codes conditions and procedures as documented in the Official Guidelines for Coding and Reporting for hospital department and clinics.
Assigns appropriate diagnosis and procedure codes.
Acts as a coding resource for team members as well as medical staff, ensuring coding practices fall within the established compliance guidelines for ICD-9, and CPT codes, as well as ICD-10.
Accurately enters data for billing to be generated as well as effectively utilizes computer software programs for encoding.
Assists in implementing solutions to reduce back-end billing errors.
Maintains up to date knowledge to function and operate with current trends and coding regulatory guidelines.
Identifies opportunities for improving operating efficiencies and utilizing resources.
Participates in coding audits to assess accuracy and evaluate opportunities for improvement.
QUALIFICATIONS AND REQUIREMENTS
Education: High School diploma or GED equivalent required. Post High school education and training in ICD-9, ICD-10 and/or CPT coding required. Associate’s or Bachelor’s degree in Health Information Management or related field preferred.
Experience: Medical terminology, administrative, and customer service experience required.
Coder I: Familiarity with coding processes preferred.
Coder II: Minimum one year coding experience preferred.
Coder III: Minimum three years coding experience preferred.
Coder IV: Minimum five years coding experience preferred.
Licenses/Certificates/Registration: One of the following certifications required: CPC, CCS, CCS-P, COC, CPC-A, CHONC or CIC.
MultiCare Yakima Memorial (MYM) is primarily a 256-bed acute-care, not-for-profit community hospital that has served Central Washington's Yakima Valley for 70 years. MYM extends beyond the existence of a community hospital, including a multispecialty team of more than 200 physicians and 20+ primary care and specialty care locations. Specialty care services include cardiac care, a continuum of cancer care, hospice care, and advanced services for children with special health care needs.
As the region’s leading health care provider and Yakima’s largest employer, we believe that we must Partner for Healing and a Healthy Future. We are inspired and committed to supporting an inclusive and equitable environment for our workforce, patients and communities and believe that with our values of Respect, Integrity, Stewardship, Excellence, Collaboration and Kindness, we will achieve our goals.
We know that treating our patients with kindness, and cultivating an environment of belonging, fairness, and mutual respect, is a vital part of the job we do every day. Together, we can create loyal, enduring partnerships with our patients, community, and one another; while staying focused on improving the quality of life for our patients and the overall health of our organization. At MultiCare Yakima Memorial, we listen to staff ideas, we value diverse opinions, and empower one another to provide the best and most compassionate care.
At MYM, we are committed to creating a workforce that reflects the diversity of the community we serve, and that this will enable us to fulfil our mission, vision, and values. We hope you join us in our passion for delivering remarkable patient care and on what’s most important to us – making you better so our patients get better.
WHAT WE OFFER:
At MYM, we know the best care is provided by employees who are well-supported and feel included. We recognize that our staff is our most valuable resource! We are proud to offer all employees an excellent Total Rewards Package that is well-rounded in the elements that matter to you and your family. Our goal is to attract, retain, and motivate high-quality staff members to continue contributing to patient care locally in the Yakima Valley. These offerings include:
We offer comprehensive medical, dental and vision plans to meet the needs of you and your family. Benefits include:
Offerings of two (2) medical plans covering a range of providers and services within the Yakima Valley and beyond
Saving and spending accounts to set money aside tax-free for health care and dependent care expenses, including a Health Savings Plan (HSA) that ranks above all Health Care 500+ and Fortune Best Benchmarks with a generous employer contribution
Access to virtual care
Variety of wellbeing programs, resources and initiatives
Retirement Plans: We offer pre-tax and Roth voluntary 401k programs for employees to contribute into. In addition to your contributions, after one year of employment we offer a generous double match which consists of the following:
We will match on your 401k deferrals, assuming a minimum contribution.
We will contribute a flat percentage of your eligible income into your 401k account. All contributions are 100% employee vested immediately.
A competitive compensation program: A market-driven compensation program that rewards employees for their experience -- with potential opportunities for degree and certification pay, recognizing employees for their skills and initiative to grow. Opportunities are offered for performance-based bonuses to reward the dedication and innovation of our staff and leaders.
Additional perks that inspire our employees to thrive, grow, and be well, including:
A generous Employee Assistance Program
On-Site Employee Health Clinic
Fitness and wellness Partnerships
A Tuition reimbursement program
At MYM, we:
Improve the patient experience of care, the health of our community, and the work life of our team members, all while reducing the cost of health care
Provide culturally compassionate healthcare to all patients
Drive toward better healthcare outcomes and experiences
Aim to be proactive and agile as the healthcare industry changes
Our core purpose is to Partner for healing and a healthy future! Please join us as we partner to create a healthy Yakima.
MultiCare Memorial is an Equal Opportunity Employer who cares deeply about its staff and prohibits discrimination and harassment of any kind. Employment decisions at MultiCare Memorial are based on organizational needs, job requirements, and individual qualifications without regard to race, color, national origin, citizenship, gender/gender identity, sexual orientation, age, transgender status, religion or belief, marital status, family or parental status, disability, veteran status or any other status protected by the law.
Memorial provides reasonable accommodations to assist qualified individuals in order to perform the essential duties/requirements their job requires. The description is intended to provide only basic guidelines for meeting job requirements and serves as merely a summary rather than a complete listing of duties. Responsibilities, knowledge, skills, abilities, and working conditions may change as needs evolve. This job description does not constitute a contract as employment is at will.
Location: Yakima, WA
Application Method: Apply online https://pm.healthcaresource.com/CS/yakimavalley/#/job/20036?source=Indeed
Base Pay: $20.56 - $28.79 hourly
2011 W. Washington Ave
Yakima, WA 98903