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Coding Specialist 4 (Remote)

Posted on January 5, 2024
SEIU 925
University of Washington
Full-time
5582
 - $ 
7988
 per hour
Remote
Health insurance, Paid time off, Paid holidays, Dental insurance, Vision insurance, Retirement benefits, Life and disability insurance
Applications accepted until position filled
Req #: 222985
Department: ENTERPRISE RECORDS AND HEALTH INFORMATION
Posting Date: 12/15/2023
Closing Info: Open Until Filled
Salary: $5582.00 – $7988.00 per month
Other Compensation:
Union Position: Yes
Shift: First Shift
Benefits: As a UW employee, you will enjoy generous benefits and work/life programs. For a complete description of our benefits for this position, click here.

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

WORK SCHEDULE

  • 100% FTE, REMOTE
  • Mondays – Fridays

    POSITION HIGHLIGHTS

  • 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

    DEPARTMENT DESCRIPTION

  • 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.

    PRIMARY JOB RESPONSIBLIITIES

  • 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.

    REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS

  • 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).
About the employer: University of Washington

The UW is one of the world’s preeminent public universities. Our impact on individuals, our region and the world is profound — whether we are launching young people into a boundless future or confronting the grand challenges of our time through undaunted research and scholarship. Ranked No. 7 in the world on the U.S. News & World Report’s Best Global Universities rankings, the UW educates more than 54,000 students annually. We turn ideas into impact and transform lives and our world. For more about our impact, visit our news site, UW News.

About your union: SEIU 925

SEIU 925 unites 17,000 people in Washington who work in education from early learning through higher education, as well as members who work in local government and nonprofits. We work together to provide quality education for children and students, to ensure that education remains a state priority, and to strengthen our workforce. We provide quality public services to our communities across the state. The mission of SEIU 925 is to win political and economic power for working people to advance the well-being of our members, their families and all working people by developing leaders who are a voice for change in the workplace and solidarity in our communities.

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