Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center & Seattle Cancer Care Alliance

Coding Specialist

Job ID
20755
Type
Temporary 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 Specialist complies with the Official Coding Guidelines in ICD-10-CM and CPT coding conventions to assign for diagnoses and procedure codes for SCCA’s outpatient facility services. Clinical judgment and high level analytical skills are utilized to code and abstract the legal medical record to support appropriate reimbursement, physician documentation improvement, clinical effectiveness, outcome studies, and research to meet regulatory accreditation requirements for state and federal reporting and other external reporting purposes. This position offers a combination of remote and on-site coding.

Responsibilities

  • 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 standards. 
  • Participate in staff discussions and provides valuable input to the team.

Qualifications

Required:

  • High School Degree, GED, or equivalent combination of education and experience from which comparable knowledge and abilities can be acquired is necessary.
  • RHIA, RHIT, CCS, CPC, COC, CCS-P
  • A minimum of 2 years experience in outpatient facility abstracting coding (ICD9,ICD10, HCPCS and CPT) and facility coding modifiers.
  • Experience may be substituted for a Bachelor's degree in Health Informatics or Health Information Management along with required certification.
  • Working knowledge of insurance plans, LCD/NCD’s
  • Ability to work with clinical professionals
  • Medical records and EMR/EHR knowledge
  • Medical terminology, Anatomy and Physiology

Preferred:

  • Bachelor’s degree
  • Prior experience working with clinical professionals
  • Prior oncology or Transplant coding
  • Prior training experience with clinicians
  • E & M, Surgical and Infusion coding
  • ICD10 training and/or Dual/Double coding experience
  • EPIC HB, 3M encoder ORCA and Mindscape experience
  • Prior oncology or transplant coding, prior training experience with clinicians, E & M, surgical and infusion coding,  ICD10 training and/or dual/double coding experience, EPIC HB, 3M encoder ORCA and Mindscape experience

 

SCCA has a mandatory COVID-19 vaccination policy, and there are no exceptions for any employee who is patient-facing and/or requires access to SCCA facilities.

Exceptions exist only for employees whose positions are fully remote, with no required access to campus. As a condition of employment, newly hired employees requiring access to campus must provide proof of vaccination before their first day of employment.

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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