Swedish Medical Center is looking for a Coding Compliance Auditor/Trainer \(1\.0 FTE, Days\) to work for the Health Information Administration at Swedish Edmonds in Edmonds, WA\.
The Coding Compliance Auditor/Trainer is accountable for delegating daily departmental coding functions and assisting with development and implementation of coding and abstracting policies and procedures\.
\*Telecommute option available, must be able to attend meetings and trainings onsite in the Edmonds facility\. Must reside in Washington state\.
In this position you will:
Perform ongoing quality checks and reviews of Health Information Management \(HIM\) coded medical records\.
Provide feedback to coding staff and management on coding accuracy and completeness, inclusion of admission indicators, and accuracy of discharge disposition\.
Assist with monitoring daily internal workflow and productivity to insure proper prioritization and timeliness of work, recommending adjustments in coverage as needed\.May delegate special assignments to ensure timely work completion\.
Work collaboratively with the Clinical Documentation Information Program \(CDIP\) to ensure that coding decisions support reimbursement for the level of service provided\.If a coder and the CDIP do not agree on coding classification for a particular record, works with management to make a final determination to classify that record\.
Respond to and track requests for Diagnosis Related Groups \(DRG\) changes from third party payers per procedure\.
Communicate with coding staff on an ongoing basis to insure that coding updates, changes or procedures are disseminated through appropriate channels\.
Assist management with hiring decisions by assessing the coding skills of applicants applying for coding positions\. Provide ongoing input and recommendations to management regarding performance of the coding team\.
Develop training curriculum and conducts department orientation for new hires\.Develop curriculum and delivers training to existing staff to ensure coding profiency in all patient types\.
Create and execute test plans, builds test data, and tests new or enhanced application functions and upgrades, and create new source documents and end\-user documents\.
Assist management in developing and maintaining coding and abstracting policies, procedures and guidelines\.Provide input as requested regarding budgeting, expense management, quality, and departmental regulatory compliance\.
Required qualifications for this position include:
Registered Health Information Administrator \(RHIA\), Registered Health Information Technologist \(RHIT\), Certified Coding Specialist \(CCS\), or Certified Procedural Coder \(CPC\-H\) \- must be current
A minimum of three years progressive lead or supervisory experience in a Health Information Management Department in a hospital\-based acute care facility is required\.This must include at least three years of solid ICD\-10\-CM and CPT coding experience
In\-depth knowledge of applying coding guidelines and conventions\.
Knowledge of Diagnosis Related Groups \(DRG\) assignment functions and disease processes
Ability to identify and solicit documentation to code the complete clinical picture based on knowledge of disease processes, clinical judgment and interaction with the Clinical Documentation Integrity Program team
Demonstrated literacy in the use of hospital information systems, personal computers, and Window applications required, including but not limited to Microsoft Office applications
Preferred qualifications for this position include:
Experience with Inpatient and Outpatient coding, including DRG, Ancillary and ED Coding
Experience coding for a large Acute Care PPS facility
About the Edmonds Campus\.
Swedish/Edmonds \(formerly Stevens Hospital\) has been providing sound and thoughtful care for patients in the greater Seattle area for more than 45 years\. We pride ourselves in employing only the most qualified and caring professionals\. We are not simply a hospital or a workplace\. We are a family\. We are a community\. Our mission is to improve the health and well\-being of the community through local, high\-quality and compassionate health care services\. On Sept\. 1, 2010, Stevens joined the Swedish family and became Swedish/Edmonds to create an innovative, regional health\-care delivery network that provides more local services, while giving residents greater access to the latest medical treatments and the comprehensive services of the Swedish system\.
The Swedish/Edmonds campus includes:
217 licensed beds
450 of the most qualified physicians and specialists on medical staff
1,400 staff including clinical and non\-clinical personnel
Full scope of medical and surgical services, including Level IV Trauma emergency medicine, diagnostic, treatment and support services
We offer a full comprehensive range of benefits — see our website for details
Our Non\-Profit Mission: Improve the health and well\-being of each person we serve\.
Since 1910, Swedish has been a hallmark of excellence\. Swedish has grown to become the largest non\-profit health provider in the Greater Seattle area with 11,000 employees, more than 2,800 physicians and 1,700 volunteers\. Swedish is committed to being the best place to receive care, and also the best place to work\. We reward our employees with generous compensation and benefits, individualized orientation, education and a supportive work environment\. Swedish is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer\. Swedish does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, gender, disability, protected veteran, military status, religion, age, creed, national origin, gender identity, sexual orientation, marital status, genetic information, or any other basis prohibited by local, state, or federal law\.
Providence St. Joseph Health is a family of partner organizations including Providence Health & Services, St. Joseph Health, Facey Medical Foundation, Swedish, Pacific Medical Centers, Covenant Health and Kadlec. With 50 hospitals, more than 800 physician clinics, and a variety of health and educational services that include senior care and supportive housing, the health system and its partners em...ploy more than 100,000 caregivers (employees) serving communities across seven states: Alaska, California, Montana, New Mexico, Oregon, Texas and Washington. PSJH’s family of organizations work together to meet the needs of its communities, especially the poor and vulnerable.