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University of Washington RADIOLOGY CODER (REMOTE) in Seattle, Washington

Req #: 204192

Department: ENTERPRISE RECORDS AND HEALTH INFORMATION

Posting Date: 06/18/2022

Closing Info: Open Until Filled

Salary: $4772 to $6829 monthly

Shift: First Shift

Notes: As an employee you will enjoy generous benefits and work/life programs. For detailed information on Benefits for this position, click here. (https://hr.uw.edu/benefits/wp-content/uploads/sites/3/2018/02/benefits-classified-staff-20210208.pdf)

A higher degree of healthcare. All across UW Medicine, our employees collaborate to perform the highest quality work with integrity and compassion and to create a respectful, welcoming environment where every patient, family, student and colleague is valued and honored. As the region's only Level I Trauma center, Harborview Medical Center is well known for innovations and excellence in trauma care and its centers of emphasis: Trauma, Burn, Neurosciences, AIDS/STD, Center for Advanced Reconstruction and Rehabilitation (CARER), and mentally-and medically- vulnerable populations. Harborview employees are committed to the vital role the institution plays in the immediate community, as well as the entire Northwest region. Challenge. Collaboration. Compassion. (https://www.uwmedicine.org/about/career-opportunities/harborview-medical-center) Become part of our team, and join our mission to make life healthier for everyone in our community. Enterprise Records and Health Information currently has an outstanding opportunity for a RADIOLOGY CODER. The Radiology Coder position reports to the Pathology/Radiology Coding Supervisor within the Enterprise Records and Health Information Management department. Under the general supervision of the Manager of Integrated Coding, and the direct supervision of the Supervisor of Radiology Coding, the Radiology Coder is responsible for implementing the mission and goals of Enterprise Records and Health Information, and incorporating a “patients are first” service culture. The Radiology Coder is responsible for performing daily activities related to coding and charge submission of abstract Current Procedural Terminology (CPT) professional fee and facility Radiology coding and billing. Analyzing the medical record to assign International Classification of Diseases (ICD), CPT and/or Healthcare Common Procedure Coding System (HCPCS) codes to ensure correct code assignment and optimal reimbursement in compliance with state and federal guidelines. RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Reviews available electronic and other appropriate documentation within Radiology Information System (RIS) and PACS to identify all billable Radiology procedures and services requiring facility and professional fee coding, ensuring all necessary codes use the appropriate ICD, CPT and/or HCPCS code(s) and quantities.

  • Queries physicians and/or consults with clinical department representatives, as appropriate, to verify services were rendered and documented timely. Provides feedback to the School of Medicine (SOM) Department of Radiology to assist in the understanding of coding and documentation issues and revenue opportunities.

  • Maintains three day turnaround times for Radiology Coding based on the date of service; and understands charge lag impact for facility and professional fee services.

  • Performs special projects and other duties assigned.

  • May perform the work of lower level classifications of the Coding Specialist series. REQUIREMENTS:

  • High school diploma or equivalent.

  • Three year coding experience or equivalent education/experience.

  • Certified as a Registered Health Information Technician (RHIT), Registered Health Information Administrator (RHIA), Certified Coding Specialist (CCS), Certified Coding Specialist – Physician Based (CCS-P), Certified Professional Coder (CPC), Certified Inpatient Coder (CIC), Certified Outpatient Coder (COC), Certified Interventional Radiology Cardiovascular Coder (CIRCC), Radiology Certified Coder (RCC) or Radiation Oncology Certified Coder (ROCC). DESIRED:

  • Experience in an academic healthcare environment.

  • Experience and proficiency with Epic and/or Cerner products.

  • Proficient with MS Office suite.

  • Basic Knowledge of Office 365.

  • Ability to manage time effectively and to work in a high volume, high accuracy work environment with deadlines.

  • Ability to communicate effectively and to work in a collaborative team environment.

  • Ability to maintain confidentiality.

University of Washington is an affirmative action and equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to, among other things, race, religion, color, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, sex, age, protected veteran or disabled status, or genetic information.

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