CLINICAL DATA SPECIALIST-CODER - FULL-TIME
|Req #: ||141937 |
|Department: ||HMC PDS-CODING |
|Job Location: || Harborview Medical Center |
|Job Location Detail: ||Pat Steel Building - 401 Broadway |
|Posting Date: ||03/28/2017 |
|Closing Info: || Open Until Filled |
|Salary: || $3269 - $4542 00 Per Month |
|Union Position: ||Yes |
| || This classification is governed by a negotiated labor contract and is subject to union shop provisions. For more information about union shop provisions, visit Union Information |
|Shift: ||WEEK DAY - FIRST SHIFT |
|Notes: || This position provides opportunities to work in a fast-paced, challenging, diverse and rewarding environment. As an employee you will enjoy generous benefits and work/life programs. For detailed information on Benefits for this position, click here. |
| PLEASE NOTE THAT THIS POSITION WAS ORIGINALLY POSTED AS A PART-TIME (50% FTE) - IT HAS BEEN CHANGED TO REFLECT A FULL-TIME(100% FTE)POSITION - CURRENT APPLICANTS NEED NOT REAPPLY |
As the region's only Level I Trauma center, Harborview Medical Center (HMC) is well known for innovations and excellence in trauma care and its centers of emphasis: Trauma, Burn, Neurosciences, AIDS/STD, Center for Advanced Reconstruction and Rehabilitation (CARER), and mentally-and medically- vulnerable populations. In addition to the centers of emphasis, HMC serves a mission population for King County. Harborview employees are committed to the vital role the institution plays in the immediate community, as well as the entire Northwest region. HMC is owned by King County and managed by the University of Washington (UW) and serves as a training site for UW's School of Medicine. The UW is proud to be one of the nation's premier educational and research institutions. Our people are the most important asset in our pursuit of achieving excellence in education, research, and community service. Our staff not only enjoys outstanding benefits and professional growth opportunities, but also an environment noted for diversity, community involvement, intellectual excitement, artistic pursuits, and natural beauty.
Our HIM CODING department has an outstanding opportunity for a FULL TIME(100%)FTE CLINICAL DATA SPECIALIST-CODER
This position provides opportunities to work in a fast-paced, challenging, diverse and rewarding environment. As an employee you will enjoy generous benefits and work/life programs. For detailed information on Benefits for this position, click here.
These individuals will:
Under general direction assign International Classification of Diseases
(ICD), Current Procedural Terminology (CPT) and Evaluation & Management
(E&M) codes to diagnoses and operative procedures for optimal physician and
facility fee billing. Perform data entry and abstract pertinent data from
medical records to insure data integrity and optimal reimbursement. Design
quality assurance studies and abstract data; perform data verification and
transfer data between computer systems.
1. Analyze clinical data and interpret information.
2. Assign ICD-9-CM codes to complex trauma diagnoses and procedures in
an integrated system of outpatient records.
3. Abstract patient data to insure data integrity, accurate
reimbursement, proper case mix and hospital decision support.
4. Review patient records such as nursing documentation and treatment
records, to determine the charges for that visit.
5. Complete a professional fee sheet with the proper E&M level codes
for each record reviewed utilizing physician fee coding guidelines to assure
proper billing of each record.
6. Investigate and research billing and coding issues as related to
inquiries, complaints, or audit results.
7. Serve as a resource for current coding, billing and regulatory
8. Perform audits to verify accuracy, integrity and quality of data.
9. Evaluate accuracy and completeness of supporting documentation.
10. Provide support to medical center physicians and staff for
documentation and coding review questions.
11. Identify the integrity of the documentation in the patient records.
Query physician for clarification of documentation issues and request record
addendum to make that clarification.
12. Assist in the development and maintenance of policies and procedures
13. Assist in the development and maintenance of the coding manual and
14. Communicate with providers who are clarifying documentation for
areas such as a problem list, reason for visit, care plan, diagnoses,
procedures and pharmaceuticals.
15. May direct or coordinate the work with others staff members.
16. May train new staff at times.
17. Perform special projects and related duties as required.
| Certified as a Registered Health Information Technician (RHIT) AND one year of ICD and CPT coding experience using a broad knowledge of coding standards and guidelines OR equivalent education/experience. |
| One year coding experience at a level I trauma center, to include burns, multiple trauma, Neuro/Ortho surgical catastrophic injury related diseases and/or medical complications using a broad knowledge of coding guidelines and standards. |
Proficiency with PowerPoint, MS Word and Excel.
-Experience or education in utilization management and InterQual criteria, a plus.
-Experience with health care billing, coding, and compliance, a plus.
-Excellent and effective oral and written communication skills.
-Self-motivated, detail-oriented and highly organized skill set.
-Equivalent work experience may substitute for education requirements.
-Comprehensive knowledge of Federal health care billing rules and regulations.
-Experience with E&M, CPT, ICD-9 and HCPCS coding.