Coding Specialist- Temporary Per-Diem

Job ID
23567
Type
Temporary Per-Diem
Location
US-WA-Seattle
Category
Health Information Management

Overview

Fred Hutchinson Cancer Center is an independent, nonprofit, unified adult cancer care and research center that is clinically integrated with UW Medicine, a world leader in clinical care, research and learning. The first National Cancer Institute-designated cancer center in the Pacific Northwest, Fred Hutch’s global leadership in bone marrow transplantation, HIV/AIDS prevention, immunotherapy, and COVID-19 vaccines has confirmed our reputation as one of the world’s leading cancer, infectious disease and biomedical research centers. Based in Seattle, Fred Hutch operates eight clinical care sites that provide medical oncology, infusion, radiation, proton therapy, and related services, and network affiliations with hospitals in five states. Together, our fully integrated research and clinical care teams seek to discover new cures for the world’s deadliest diseases and make life beyond cancer a reality.

 

At Fred Hutch, we believe that the innovation, collaboration, and rigor that result from diversity and inclusion are critical to our mission of eliminating cancer and related diseases. We seek employees who bring different and innovative ways of seeing the world and solving problems. Fred Hutch is in pursuit of becoming an antiracist organization. We are committed to ensuring that all candidates hired share our commitment to diversity, antiracism, and inclusion.

 

The Coding Specialist complies with the Official Coding Guidelines in ICD-10-CM and CPT coding conventions to assign for diagnoses and procedure codes for Fred Hutch Cancer Center's outpatient facility services. Clinical judgment and high level analytical skills are utilized to code and abstract the legal medical record to support appropriate reimbursement, physician documentation improvement, clinical effectiveness, outcome studies, and research to meet regulatory accreditation requirements for state and federal reporting and other external reporting purposes. This position offers a combination of remote and on-site coding.

Responsibilities

  • Understand and apply correct coding, regulatory and compliance guidelines, APCs, ICD10, CPT, E&M, procedure codes and modifiers, and applies documentation guidelines.
  • Maintains 95% coding accuracy while meeting department's productivity standards. 
  • Participate in staff discussions and provides valuable input to the team.

Qualifications

Required:

  • High School Degree, GED, or equivalent combination of education and experience from which comparable knowledge and abilities can be acquired is necessary.
  • RHIT, CCS, CPC, COC and/or CCS-P.
  • A minimum of 2 years experience in outpatient facility abstracting coding (ICD9,ICD10, HCPCS and CPT) and facility coding modifiers. Experience may be substituted for a Bachelor's degree in Health Informatics or Health Information Management along with required certification.
  • Working knowledge of insurance plans, LCD/NCD’s.
  • Ability to work with clinical professionals.
  • Medical records and EMR/EHR knowledge.
  • Medical terminology, Anatomy and Physiology.

 

Preferred:

  • Bachelor’s degree.
  • Prior experience working with clinical professionals is preferred. 
  • Prior oncology or transplant coding, prior training experience with clinicians, E & M, surgical and infusion coding,  ICD10 training and/or dual/double coding experience, EPIC HB, 3M encoder ORCA and Mindscape experience.
  • Prior oncology or Transplant coding.
  • Prior training experience with clinicians.
  • E & M, Surgical and Infusion coding.
  • ICD10 training and/or Dual/Double coding experience.
  • EPIC HB, 3M encoder ORCA and Mindscape experience.

Our Commitment to Diversity

We are proud to be an Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) and Vietnam Era Veterans Readjustment Assistance Act (VEVRAA) Employer. We are committed to cultivating a workplace in which diverse perspectives and experiences are welcomed and respected. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, creed, ancestry, national origin, sex, age, disability (physical or mental), marital or veteran status, genetic information, sexual orientation, gender identity, political ideology, or membership in any other legally protected class. We are an Affirmative Action employer. We encourage individuals with diverse backgrounds to apply and desire priority referrals of protected veterans. If due to a disability you need assistance/and or a reasonable accommodation during the application or recruiting process, please send a request to our Employee Services Center at hrops@fredhutch.org or by calling 206-667-4700.

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