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Virginia Mason Medical Hospital Coding Specialist in Seattle, Washington

JOB DESCRIPTION Job Number: 210433 Department: Clinical Coding and Documentation Hours: 8 am - 5 pmWith numerous awards and distinctions, including our recognition as Top Hospital of the Decade by The Leapfrog Group, Virginia Mason has transformed health care through our innovations in patient safety and our ability to provide patients in our community with easier access to our high-quality care. As Hospital Coding Specialist you will be responsible for:Timely, accurate and comprehensive review of diagnoses and procedure services in both the inpatient and outpatient facility setting. Assigning valid ICD10-CM, ICD-10-PCS and CPT codes, as appropriate, to ensure optimal reimbursement and comply with regulatory guidelines.Analyze and code complex cases by reviewing documentation.Identifies trends/problem in medical documentation and recommends possible solutions. Assists with billing and documentation inquiries.Consisting of a 336-bed hospital in Seattle, WA, and an extensive network of primary and specialty care clinics throughout the Puget Sound region, joining Virginia Mason is an exceptional opportunity to partner with nationally recognized physicians and peers, and an organization recognized as the benchmark for health care.Qualifications:Bachelor's degree or equivalent years of experience.Coding Certifications: AHIMA -Certified Coding Specialist (CCS), RHIT/RHIA. AAPC - Certified Inpatient Coder (CIC)Minimum of one-year inpatient coding - all specialties.Minimum of two years facility CPT coding - all specialties.Working knowledge of medical terminology, anatomy and physiology.Experience reviewing provider documentation and assigning appropriate ICD10-CM, PCS and CPT codes.Excellent verbal and written communication skills.In depth knowledge of regulatory and payer guidelines to ensure compliant coding.Ability to meet accuracy and productivity metrics consistently.Ability to work independently, with a HIPAA compliant workstation, and high-speed internet.Consistently maintains professional credentials and knowledge of current ICD10-CM, ICD10-PCS and CPT coding guidelines and government regulations.Ability to query physicians to clarify documentation when conflicting or incomplete information is found in the medical record.Preferred Experience:One year of using Optum Enterprise Computer Assisted Coding, Cerner and Centricity platforms.Just as Virginia Mason is dedicated to improving the lives of our patients and our community, we are equally dedicated to your professional and personal success. With a wide range of perks that includes comprehensive compensation and benefits, continuing education and support, and the opportunity to live in one of the most livable cities in the country, you will find that an opportunity with Team Medicine is one worth taking. We are an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer.

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