The Seattle Cancer Care Alliance (SCCA), located in Seattle, Washington, is part of a dynamic collaboration among three organizations known nationally and internationally for their patient care and research: Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center, University of Washington, and Seattle Children's. Over the past 25 years, these institutions have worked together to support their mission of adult and pediatric oncology patient care services, research and education.
The Medical Coding Specialist Lead will assist the Supervisor with the day-to-day operations of the coding unit and assist with productivity monitoring. The lead will be responsible for coder training, audits and special projects requested by the manager. This role will serve as point of contact for the team.
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 standard
Participate in staff discussions and provides valuable input to the team
Assist with training staff on coding guidelines, ICD-10, 3M and documentation requirements. Examples of training and d educational materials include new staff department orientation, specialized coding training and new policies and procedures.
Identify training needs
Assist in the development and implementation of policies and procedures related to coding and compliance
Actively support operation objectives and goals
Conduct coding quarterly audits, special audit projects and requested audits by SCCA's Integrity Department and outside agencies such as Medicare Recovery Audit Contractors (RAC)
Assist with daily work queue level loading assignments with department coders
Assist Supervisor with monitoring coding productivity and efficiencies
Serves as a point of contact for questions
Performs other duties related to the work of team and department
High School diploma or equivalent required.Associates or Bachelor's degree in healthcare or relevant field preferred.
Minimum of 2 years of facility coding experience, compliance and billing
One year of related training experience including preparation and presentation of training materials
Strong attention to detail and accuracy
Ability to present material to staff and others within SCCA
Proficient in the use of the MS Office Suite
Ability to use EPIC HB and 3M encoder
Demonstrates initiative as evidenced by advancing technical skills, sharing knowledge with others and taking on more responsibility
Ability to communicate verbally in person, on the phone, and in writing in a clear, concise and professional manner
Working knowledge of coding regulations
One year of remote coding experience and/or one year oncology coding experience is preferred.
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At Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center, teams of world-renowned scientists and humanitarians work together to prevent, diagnose and treat cancer, HIV/AIDS and other diseases. Researchers are discovering new ways to detect cancers earlier, improve treatments, and learn how to prevent cancers from growing. Although Fred Hutchinson opened its doors in 1975, its history began about 20 years before that. In 1962 Fred Hutchinson envisioned a center devoted to studying cancer, a disease that took his brother’s life. Today Fred Hutchinson is contributing to the next waves of breakthrough treatments and prevention strategies. Fred Hutchinson collaborates with the Seattle Cancer Alliance, the National Cancer Institute, and the University of Washington.