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Documentation & Coding Consultant, Seattle, WA


Virginia Mason Medical Center

Professional

Seattle, WA

October 3, 2019


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Documentation & Coding Consultant ($3,000 Sign-On Bonus)

Administrative Support | Fulltime - Regular | Seattle, WA, US | 40 hours per week

Job Number: 191951
Department: Prof Documentation & Coding Analysis
Hours: 8:00 am - 5:00 pm

Located in Seattle, WA, Virginia Mason is an internationally recognized leader in the continuous improvement of health care. With an extensive list of awards and distinctions that includes our recognition as Top Hospital of the Decade by The Leapfrog Group, Virginia Mason offers you the opportunity to partner with exceptionally talented peers at every level.

You will contribute to the strength of our Team Medicine approach to collaborative medicine and benefit from the changes enacted through our Virginia Mason Production System, a model that has transformed health care by providing patients with easier access to care, reducing errors, and continuously innovating patient safety and quality that has been adopted by other organizations here and abroad. Join us, and find out how many ways Virginia Mason offers you the chance to focus on what really matters - our patients.

This position is responsible for designing, implementing, and managing ongoing organizational monitoring activities and educational programs to ensure proper reimbursement and compliance with all regulatory statutes. This position works in a consulting capacity and is responsible for identifying compliance issues, analyzing practice patterns, verifying charges, ensuring optimal reimbursement for the organization and interpreting regulatory changes. In addition, this position implements the necessary changes and modifies VMMC's policies, conveys these changes to the clinical departments and educates staff.

Qualifications:

  • Bachelor's degree or equivalent plus credentialed as a Certified Professional Coder (CPC) or Certified Coding Specialist - Physician based (CCS-P).
  • One year of CPT and diagnosis coding experience in a healthcare provider or a third party payer is required.
  • Also required are: demonstrated interpersonal, organizational, analytical, and problem-solving skills; ability to interact tactfully yet assertively with physicians and other professional staff; strong presentation skills and comfort in settings ranging from one-on-one communications to large groups; and good written and verbal communication skills.
  • Five years of CPT and diagnosis coding experience in a healthcare provider or a third party payer and 3 year of experience as an instructor/trainer preferred. Clinical knowledge and exposure to risk adjustment coding preferred.

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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