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 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 REMOTE CODING SPECIALIST 3 on our Inpatient Coding team.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. Under general direction, perform abstract coding and analyze the medical record to assign International Classification of Diseases (ICD) CM and PCS to ensure correct code assignment and optimal reimbursement in compliance with state and federal guidelines. 1. Analyze clinical data and interpret information. 2. Assign ICD codes and compute final DRG assignment to complex diagnoses and procedures in an integrated system of inpatient records.3. Review Rehabilitation Union admissions and discharges, and assure Case Mix Group (CMG) assignment for Medicare Rehab patients.4. Review patient records such as procedure notes, treatment records and/or nursing documentation to determine the accurate codes for that admission.5. Investigate and research billing and coding issues as related to inquiries, complaints, or audit results, as assigned.6. Serve as a resource for current coding, billing and regulatory guidelines.7. Evaluate accuracy and completeness of supporting documentation. 8. Provide support to medical center physicians and staff for documentation and coding review questions.9. 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.10. Assist in the development and maintenance of the coding manuals, standards, and policies and procedures.11. Communicate with Clinical Documentation Improvement (CDI) staff to review documentation clarifications for areas such as a problem list, reason for visit, care plan, diagnoses and procedures.12. May assist with the training of new staff.13. May perform special projects and related duties as required.REQUIREMENTS:High school diploma or equivalent AND;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) AND;Three years coding experience or equivalent education/experience.
Founded in 1861, the University of Washington is one of the oldest public institutions in the west coast and one of the preeminent research universities in the world. The University of Washington is a multi-campus university comprised of three different campuses: Seattle, Tacoma, and Bothell. The Seattle campus is made up of sixteen schools and colleges that serve students ranging from an undergraduate level to a doctoral level. The university is home to world-class libraries, arts, music, drama, and sports, as well as the highest quality medical care in Washington State and a world-class academic medical center. The teaching and research of the University’s many professional schools provide undergraduate and graduate students the education necessary toward achieving an excellence that will serve the state, the region, and the nation. As part of a large and diverse community, the University of Washington serves more students than any other institution in the Northwest.