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Clinical Nurse Coder 11614, Mountlake Terrace, WA

Premera Blue Cross


Mountlake Terrace, WA

October 22, 2018

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As a Clinical Nurse Coder for our Medical Policy and Clinical Coding team, you will work with a dynamic team of experts that pull together medical policy operations and clinical expertise to make decisions that ensure our members receive safe services and accurate payment for those services. You will focus on identifying and coordinating appropriate codes to support claim system edits that facilitate requests for and direct payment of medical services. You will be a liaison between the clinical and operations teams, working to bring the two aspects of the business together and make sure our members claims are paid as expected. We’d like you to provide your knowledge and experience to help make great decisions, contribute to refine department processes, and elevate engagement between internal teams. As a key contact for clinical coding, you’ll draw on your clinical experience, along with knowledge of medical policy and clinical coding to identify the appropriate codes to represent services, then collaborate with our system configurations team to ensure codes are established in the system to pay claims appropriately.

What you’ll do:

  • Collect and analyze data to evaluate the effectiveness of medical policy implementation, identify and update appropriate procedure and diagnosis codes, and support business decisions regarding utilization management activities and guidelines
  • Influence organizational effectiveness, provide input and general engagement in support of initiatives and project work related to change
  • Identify potential patterns and/or trending to confirm alignment of code payments, changes and denials, and medical policy changes
  • Research, interpret, and present medical claims utilization and program participation to internal customers to assist them in managing healthcare costs and improve member satisfaction
  • Contribute to the analysis and decision-making efforts of the provider appeal process including assessment of appropriate coding, medical record review, and Correct Coding Initiative (CCI) bundling edits, and recommend action steps regarding code configuration issues, annual utilization and review analysis
  • Provide consultation to members of the team on clinical matters and fortify solid and functional business relationships

What you’ll bring:

The typical incumbent is a current Registered Nurse (RN) in Washington State, has three (3) years of clinical experience with at least one (1) of those years in clinical coding, and is a Certified Professional Coder (CPC)

Preferred incumbents have advanced medical knowledge, working knowledge of different claim types, and FACETS or similar configuration experience

  • At a minimum, the incumbent must have a medical coding certificate (CPC) and one year of applying clinical coding expertise AND also be either an:
    • Registered Nurse (RN) with three (3) years of relevant work experience OR
    • Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN) with four (4) years of relevant work experience
  • Experience/knowledge of claims processing with a working knowledge of different claim types is desired
  • Knowledge of health insurance industry trends, new technology, utilization management, and familiarity with state and federal mandates
  • Self-starter with strong analytical skills and the demonstrated ability to think critically, solve business problems and understand/summarize complex, technical, information and make independent, informed recommendations
  • Working knowledge of billing, coding, claims processing, medical terminology and anatomy
  • Experience with Microsoft Office programs
  • Demonstrated ability to establish positive working relationships throughout the corporation and influence others to resolve issues and make decisions
  • Ability to act as an advisor, educator, resource and/or facilitator

What we offer:

Premera is proud to offer a comprehensive benefits package including:

  • Medical, vision and dental coverage
  • Life and disability insurance
  • Retirement programs (401K employer match and pension plan)
  • Wellness incentives, onsite services, a discount program and more
  • Tuition assistance for undergraduate and graduate degrees
  • Generous Paid Time Off to reenergize
  • Free parking

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