A remarkable team of nearly 30,000 caring professionals comes together each day at UW Medicine to improve the health of the public. For us, working here is not just a job—it’s a calling. As providers, faculty, scientists, staff and administrators from diverse backgrounds, we are united by our dedication to excellence in providing patient-centered care, conducting innovative research and teaching the next generation of healthcare professionals.
UW Medicine Faculty Practice Plan Services (FPPS) supports UW Physicians (UWP), a practice group for more than 1,800 physicians and other healthcare professionals associated with UW Medicine. UW Medicine includes Harborview Medical Center, UW Medical Center - Montlake, UW Neighborhood Clinics, UW Medical Center - Northwest, the UW School of Medicine, Valley Medical Center, and Airlift Northwest. UWP members also practice at the Seattle Cancer Care Alliance, a partnership of UW Medicine, Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center, and Seattle Children’s Hospital.
FPPS has an outstanding opportunity for a full-time (100% FTE / 40 hours/week), day shift, CODING SPECIALIST SUPERVISOR to support to assume a leadership role with the Coding & Charge Capture Department. The Supervisor is responsible for overseeing, planning, and directing the daily activities of professional fee charge entry staff at multiple sites. The Supervisor oversees training and performance as well as timely submission of professional fee charges in accordance with regulatory guidelines. They are also responsible for hiring, training and oversight of staff performance; ensuring strong communication exchange with other departments; and promoting and supporting a culture of continuous learning throughout the department.
Monitor productivity, charge lag, and volume using various system tools and reports.
Identify and prevent backlogs and other impediment to charge capture.
Assist staff in organizing work in-process so production levels consistently meet targets.
Review quality and accuracy of work and provides feedback to staff and departments.
Ensure staff properly equipped to carry out assigned duties; coordinates with both internal and external agents.
Identify training needs and coordinating training resources. Conduct staff training.
Develop, document and implement procedures and suggests input for process improvement.
Responsible for all supervisory activities such as interviewing, hiring, training new employees, performance monitoring, progressive discipline, termination, writing and conducting employee performance evaluations, conducting and participating in team meetings and coordinating coverage for open positions.
Evaluating staff’s quality assurance audit results and work collaboratively with training department to identify and/or design instructional resources to improve performance.
Function as a working supervisor who can work coding charge review WQs, claim edit WQs, and denial WQs when coverage is needed or volumes require additional intervention.
Perform other duties, as assigned.
REQUIREMENTS: High school diploma or equivalent
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).
Four years coding experience or equivalent education/experience
Two years lead or supervisory experience.
Knowledge of CMS/HCFA and/or teaching physician documentation standards.
Knowledge of ICD-10, CPT and HCPS coding and medical terminology.
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