Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center & Seattle Cancer Care Alliance

Coding Manager

Job ID
19715
Type
Regular Full-Time
Company
Seattle Cancer Care Alliance
Location
US-WA-Seattle

Overview

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 Coding Manager is responsible for day-to-day supervision of coding staff. The incumbent ensures accurate and compliant coding of facility fees for SCCA. This includes tracking, reporting, and training regarding documentation. This position will be responsible for the development and maintenance of coding training, educational materials and clinical documentation improvement related to charge capture/coding. The Coding Manager is responsible for the development, implementation and maintenance of QA protocols and processes.

Responsibilities

Management/Leadership:

  • Develops others to lead, demonstrating good leadership by example and providing others with opportunities for growth
  • Creates a work environment that appreciates and effectively leverages diversity of thought & skills
  • Communicates honestly and courageously; transparently shares own positions & needs. Brings tough issues to the surface, even when uncomfortable
  • Demonstrates inclusive behaviors in their daily leadership style and through active collaboration
  • Sets direction and expectations clearly for direct reports
  • Measures and documents performance; recognizes the unique contribution each caregiver offers
  • Actively works to recruit, hire, and retain high performers; constantly looking for talent to add to the organization; creates a challenging and rewarding work environment


Coding:

  • Supervises day-to-day coding related activities including, but not limited to, analyzing, and reviewing coding processes, ensuring productivity goals are met by staff, ensuring accuracy and timeliness of coding. Responsible for the onboarding and training of new staff.
  • Plans for high census, vacation, and other leaves of absence for coding work queues coverages
  • Responsible for planning and scheduling training of staff on coding guidelines, ICD-10, 3M, and documentation requirements. Examples of training and educational materials include new staff orientation, specialized coding training and new policies/procedures.
  • Responsible for determining training needs based on routine audits of coders' daily work and provide staff feedback. Prepare training materials with the assistance of Internet research, publications, and professional networking.
  • Responsible for daily WQ level loading assignment with department coders
  • Accountable for staff productivity and competency
  • Development and implementation of policies and procedures related to coding and compliance and actively support operational objectives
  • Conducts coding quarterly audits, special audit projects and requested audits by SCCA Integrity or outside agencies such as requests from Medicare Recovery Audit Contractors (RAC)
  • Respond to coding questions from coding staff, administrators, and others
  • Works with the Revenue Integrity and Epic IT when new services are being rendered in the clinics. Will determine coder training needs because of the new service
  • Responsible for creating EPIC SDM tickets related to coding workflow system request or issues
  • Serves as a subject matter and resource for others
  • Leads staff meetings and daily huddles as needed
  • Establishes positive and effective approaches to meet departmental goals


Clinical Documentation Integrity:

  • Collaborates with provider and clinical staff departments to facilitate the completeness and accuracy of documentation related to coding and charge capture
  • Serves as a resource for facility coding to help link ICD-10-CM and CPT coding guidelines for clinical documentation Integrity
  • Works closely with HIM's missing provider documentation deficiency process to review and respond to providers inquires

Qualifications

  • Bachelor's degree in Health Information Management, Healthcare Management, or equivalent degree / or equivalent years of experience
  • RHIA, RHIT, CCS, CCS-P, COC or CPC certification
  • Minimum 3 years of experience leading teams and managing operational implementations.
  • Working knowledge of insurance plans
  • Working knowledge of electronic medical records
  • Ability to provide constructive and effective feedback on performance to staff
  • Knowledge and familiarity with Medical Terminology
  • Understanding and working knowledge of compliance auditing
  • Excellent judgment and problem-solving skills
  • Ability to develop collaborative working relationships that foster a positive working environment with an emphasis on teamwork
  • Excellent Microsoft Office skills
  • Ability to provide training to staff and others within the organization

Our Commitment to Diversity

We are proud to be an Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) and Vietnam Era Veterans Readjustment Assistance Act (VEVRAA) Employer. We are committed to cultivating a workplace in which diverse perspectives and experiences are welcomed and respected. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, creed, ancestry, national origin, sex, age, disability (physical or mental), marital or veteran status, genetic information, sexual orientation, gender identity, political ideology, or membership in any other legally protected class. We are an Affirmative Action employer. We encourage individuals with diverse backgrounds to apply and desire priority referrals of protected veterans. If due to a disability you need assistance/and or a reasonable accommodation during the application or recruiting process, please send a request to our Employee Services Center at hrops@fredhutch.org or by calling 206-667-4700.

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