|Required Experience:||3 to 4 years
|Preferred Experience:||3 to 4 years
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 HIM Coding Department has an outstanding opportunity for a full-time (100%) ED/OBS CODING SUPERVISOR.
This individual will supervise Clinical Data Specialists and other assigned staff; design and conduct on-the-job training; develop and implement policies, procedures, and code manuals; and coordinate activities of the department with other hospital services and outside agencies. Serve as expert resource to other departments and services in the areas of utilization management and coding.
This position provides opportunities to work in a fast-paced, challenging, diverse and rewarding environment. As an employee you will enjoy generous benefits and work/life programs. For detailed information on Benefits for this position, click here.
Motivates subordinates and peers in a positive supportive way
Is able to synthesize operational data, literature and verbal input to assist with the development of policy and procedure
Responsible for coordinating and administering professional development for all coders within the company/facility
Provides opportunities for all coders to develop additional skills across multiple medical specialties
Promotes cross training of coders throughout company/facility
Ensures quality account services to patients by working with team members to execute process flow and achieve quality objectives
Monitors daily coding volumes, high dollar accounts, productivity and turnaround times
Supervises daily initial and concurrent coding to assure turnaround time goals are met providing a seamless workflow at the facility level
Supervises final coding turnaround times to assure timely claims processing
Provides second reviews and responses to queries from the coders on complex records
Run daily, monthly and periodic reports on account volumes, productivity, turnaround times, and quality measures for management staff
Participate in the interviewing, reference checks and hiring of new staff
Monitor staff performance, perform evaluations and make recommendations regarding disciplinary action
Plan and coordinate monthly team section meetings and education, track programs for staff, including coding verification, coding problem identification/review, and staff development
Work with Coding Manager to establish coding compliance standards, procedures and policies
With the HIM Manager and Department Director, establish a plan to ensure data quality, security and ongoing monitoring of data access
Attend various planning meetings as needed
Perform the work of Clinical Data Specialists
Other duties as assigned
Certified as a Registered Health Information Technician (RHIT) AND four years of ICD and/or CPT coding or utilization management experience