University of Washington Medicine
UW Medicine’s mission is to improve the health of the public by advancing medical knowledge, providing outstanding primary and specialty care to the people of the region, and preparing tomorrow’s physicians, scientists and other health professionals. UW Medicine owns or operates Harborview Medical Center, Northwest Hospital & Medical Center, Valley Medical Center, UW Medical Center, a network of UW Medicine Neighborhood Clinics that provide primary care, UW Physicians, UW School of Medicine, Airlift Northwest, and other owned, operated or affiliated entities as appropriate. In addition, UW Medicine shares in the ownership and governance of Children’s University Medical Group and Seattle Cancer Care Alliance a partnership among UW Medicine, Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research, and Seattle Children’s. 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.
UW Medicine’s HIM department is a shared services organization, which supports the facility coding services, and some professional services, for UWMC and HMC. Additionally, the Coding Compliance Analyst supports ICD-10 questions for all UW Medicine including UW Medical Center, Harborview Medical Center, Northwest Medical Center, Valley Medical Center, Seattle Cancer Care Alliance, Airlift Northwest, UW School of Medicine, UW Physicians Network, Northwest Physician Network, Valley Physician Network, and UW Neighborhood Clinics. The Coding Compliance Analyst could have responsibility for reviewing documentation and coding from all UW Medicine entities.
The Coding Compliance Analyst is responsible for performing daily activities related to auditing, education and training of one or more content areas HIM has coding oversight for. Coding Analysts serve as experts in their respective content area(s), respond to general coding questions (ICD, DRG, CPT and HCPCS), engage in the development and/or implementation of audit/monitoring plans, participate in the development and/or delivery of educational and outreach materials, report on unit activities, maintain unit records, monitor regulatory developments, and help develop Coding program policies and procedure. Coding Compliance Analysts possess a high level of knowledge of anatomy and physiology, and medical terminology in order to code the highly complex records of a Level I trauma center.
The Coding Compliance Analyst will support coding and documentation improvement with HIM and UW Medicine. The Responsibilities will include review, education and training of current ICD, DRG, CPT and HCPCS documentation and coding, analysis of current documentation and documentation requirements. Additionally, this position will provide Coding and Clinical Documentation (CDI) expertise to the Coding and CDI teams at all UW Medicine entities. All Coding Compliance Analysts function as part of a departmental team to accomplish department activities, and work cooperatively with other HIM and UW Medicine staff to identify and resolve shared issues and concerns. May participate in committees and serve on process improvement projects as assigned.
The clinical environment which is supported by multiple EMR applications, across entities with varied structures & practices, is made up of complex sets of multi-disciplinary clinical and administrative workflows across care settings. The HIM Coding Compliance Analyst needs an understanding of each HIM Coding, CDI, UM, Revenue Cycle and PFS processes and the processes across UW Medicine. The assignment of codes across UW Medicine spans multiple departments, systems, clinical settings, Clinical Documentation programs, and workflows. An understanding of the Coding users and workflows and their integration with each other as well as impact on related projects is critical to the successful of the HIM Analyst Team. This position may provide access to restricted or confidential information including: employee and patient information, medical center strategic plans and initiatives, financial information or other sensitive materials and information.
- Bachelor’s Degree in Health Sciences, Business Administration or related field; or an equivalent combination of education and/or work experience.
- Current coding certification of a minimum of one of the following credentials: RHIA, RHIT, CCS, CCS-P, CPC, CIC, COC, CIRCC, RCC.
- Minimum of 3 years increasingly responsible related experience, including coding auditing, analysis, education and training.
- Coding and documentation expertise in either inpatient or outpatient facility coding
- Extensive knowledge of ICD-9, ICD-10, CPT and HCPCS coding principles and guidelines.
- Proficiency with MS Office applications and electronic medical records systems.
- Proven communication, organizational, analytical and critical thinking skills.
- Successful experience in working both independently and in teams within a multifaceted, highly matrixed organization.
- Demonstrated ability to establish positive working relationships and communicate effectively with all levels of management and medical staff.
- Ability to effectively manage competing priorities, and accurately complete highly detailed work.
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