UNIVERSITY OF WASHINGTON: Coding Specialist 4 (100% FTE, Remote) - Seattle, WA

Employer: University of Washington-Remote

Job Description:
Enterprise Records and Health Information currently has an outstanding opportunity for a INPATIENT CODER 4.

Mondays - Fridays

Responsible for implementing the mission and goals of Enterprise Records and Health Information, and incorporating a “patients are first” service culture
Performs daily activities related to of abstract Diagnosis Related Group (DRG) coding and billing
Analyzes the medical record to assign International Classification of Diseases (ICD), Clinical Modification (CM) diagnoses and Procedure Coding System (PCS) procedure codes to ensure correct code assignment and optimal reimbursement in compliance with state and federal guidelines

Enterprise Records and Health Information (ERHI) is a Shared Service Department that supports all aspects of the patient medical record from governance, integrity, documentation timeliness, completion, clinical coding, billing, release, and tracking to management of access, retention, and destruction.
ERHI provides advice and resources related to the lifecycle management of all UW Medicine records
ERHI is an integral part of the Enterprise Revenue Cycle and has a unique role in the organization that supports both clinical and operational activities.

Performs chart analysis and assigns ICD-CM and ICD-PCS codes using 3M computer assisted coding (CAC) to compute the final DRG assignment to diagnoses and procedures in an integrated system to ensure the appropriate coding for the facility inpatient billing and reimbursement.
Reviews patient records upon admission and at discharge to the inpatient Rehabilitation Unit; assigns codes to each record to assure proper Case Mix Group (CMG) assignment and appropriate reimbursement to the facility for Medicare Rehab patients.
Abstracts and/or reviews necessary patient data within 3M CAC and Cerner to ensure data integrity, accurate reimbursement, proper case mix and hospital decision support.
Identifies the need for documentation clarity and works with the Clinical Documentation Improvement (CDI) department to review clinical documentation and/or request provider documentation clarification.
Maintains four day turnaround times for inpatient coding based on the discharge date and understand charge lag impacts, especially for high dollar accounts and long length of stays (LOS).
Performs special projects and other duties assigned.
May perform the work of lower level classifications of the Coding Specialist series.

High school diploma or equivalent.
Three year coding experience or equivalent education/experience.
Certified as a Registered Health Information Technician (RHIT), Registered Health Information Administrator (RHIA), Certified Coding Specialist (CCS), Certified 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).

UW Medicine is Washington’s only health system that includes a top-rated medical school and an internationally recognized research center. UW Medicine’s mission is to improve the health of the public by advancing medical knowledge, providing outstanding primary and specialty care to the people of the region, and preparing tomorrow’s physicians, scientists and other health professionals.

All across UW Medicine, our employees collaborate to perform the highest quality work with integrity and compassion and to create a respectful, welcoming environment where every patient, family, student and colleague is valued and honored. Nearly 29,000 healthcare professionals, researchers, and educators work in the UW Medicine family of organizations that includes: Harborview Medical Center, UW Medical Center - Montlake, UW Medical Center - Northwest, Valley Medical Center, UW Medicine Primary Care, UW Physicians, UW School of Medicine, and Airlift Northwest.

Become part of our team. Join our mission to make life healthier for everyone in our community.
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 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 [email protected].

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.

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Application Method: Apply online
Base Pay: $5,582 - $7,988 per month

Posted on July 25, 2023

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