Coding Specialist

  • Fred Hutch Cancer Center
  • Seattle, Washington
  • Sep 23, 2022
Assistant/Support

Job Description

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 SCCA’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

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 oncology or Transplant coding Prior experience working with clinical professionals 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 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 SCCA has a mandatory COVID-19 vaccination policy, and there are no exceptions for any employee who is patient-facing and/or requires access to SCCA facilities. Exceptions exist only for employees whose positions are fully remote, with no required access to campus. As a condition of employment, newly hired employees requiring access to campus must provide proof of vaccination before their first day of employment.   A statement describing your commitment and contributions toward greater diversity, equity, inclusion, and antiracism in your career or that will be made through your work at Fred Hutch is requested of all finalists.

Employment Type

Regular Full-Time