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We are seeking a Senior Coding Technician – Emergency Medicine to:
- Manage the professional coding function within all practice locations of the department in accordance with the guidelines established by Emergency Medicine.
- Monitor professional reimbursement, preparing analytical reports and conducting fee research, as requested by the Department Administration.
Minimum – Associate or Bachelor Degree (experience may be considered in lieu of educational requirements).
Minimum – Two (2) years of supervisory experience required.
Preferred – A minimum of five years professional coding experience. Experience interpreting medical records. Experience interacting with physicians regarding coding guidelines.
Licenses and Certifications:
Minimum – Certification as CPC, RHIT, RHIA, or CCS-P required.
Required Skills, Knowledge, and Abilities:
- Extensive knowledge of CPT-4 and ICD-9 coding across multiple medical specialties.
- Competency in navigating patient billing software and electronic medical records, preferably Epic.
- Knowledge of healthcare administrative processes such as reimbursement policies and procedures, operations and billing regulations.
- Extensive experience in PC Software including e-mail, word processing, database and spreadsheet programs.
- Extensive knowledge of Anatomy and Physiology.
- Knowledge of medical documentation requirements.
- Excellent organizational skills.
- Effective communication skills, both written and verbal as well as ability to formally present to both large and small groups.
- Ability to work independently and self-motivate as well as motivate others.
- Ability to meet deadlines.
- Strong analytical skills with ability to manipulate and interpret complex data.
- Ability to problem solve.
- Ability to multi-task.
Sedentary: Ability to lift up to 10 pounds maximum and occasionally lifting and/or carrying such articles as dockets, ledgers and small tools. Although a sedentary job is defined as one, which involves sitting, a certain amount of walking and standing is often necessary in carrying out job duties. Jobs are sedentary if walking and standing are required only occasionally and other sedentary criteria are met.
Monday – Friday, 8:00 am to 5:00 pm. Additional hours could be required to meet operational needs.
UW Health values and embraces diversity and is proud to be an Equal Employment Opportunity, Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, religion, color, national origin, sex, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, age, status as a protected veteran, among other things, or status as a qualified individual with disability.