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University of Washington CODING SPECIALIST SUPERVISOR in Seattle, Washington

Req #: 186258


Posting Date: 01/11/2021

Closing Info:

Closes On 01/17/2021

Salary: $5,652 - $8,085/month

Limited Recruitment:

Open to Department employees only

Shift: First Shift


As a UW employee, you will enjoy generous benefits and work/life programs. For detailed information on Benefits for this position, click here.

As a UW employee, you have a unique opportunity to change lives on our campuses, in our state and around the world. UW employees offer their boundless energy, creative problem solving skills and dedication to build stronger minds and a healthier world.

UW faculty and staff also enjoy outstanding benefits, professional growth opportunities and unique resources in an environment noted for diversity, intellectual excitement, artistic pursuits and natural beauty. All of which has allowed the UW to be nationally recognized as a “Great College to Work For” for six consecutive years.

The Department of Patient Revenue Cycle at the UW School of Dentistry supports dental/medical coding, billing and collection activity for patients treated by students and faculty at 13 dental clinics on campus and off-site clinics and medical centers. It is important to us that all of our employees feel valued, respected and included. Thus, we are very committed to the principles of diversity, equity, and inclusion. We employ a team-oriented approach to provide excellent customer service to patients – and to provide training and coding/billing/charge capture support to School of Dentistry students, faculty, and staff.

The School of Dentistry has an outstanding opportunity for a Coding Specialist Supervisor.

The Coding Specialist Supervisor serves as supervisor to Coding Specialists and assigns coding for services performed in the Departments of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, Oral Medicine, Oral Radiology, Oral Health Sciences, Pediatric Dentistry - and services provided by other medical and dental providers at the School of Dentistry, including feedback and training in Predoc and clerkship clinics. Additional coding service areas include Harborview and UW Medical Centers, Seattle Cancer Care Alliance, and other off-site School of Dentistry locations. Professional services coded include dental visits and procedures; E/M visits, trauma surgery; oral and maxillofacial surgery; pathology; radiology; and other related procedures and specialties. While guiding the coding team, the supervisor responds to coding inquiries from providers and staff; provides ongoing documentation and coding training for faculty, grad students, residents, and pre-doc students.

The Coding Specialist Supervisor provides coding leadership, monitoring, feedback, and training for all provider groups and specialties.

Beyond understanding advanced medical terminology and anatomy, the Clinical Data Specialist Supervisor stays abreast of current coding guidelines and billing practices for third party payers, especially Medicaid, Medicare, and contracted commercial payers. Additionally, the individual practices excellent communication, time-management, and prioritization skills.

DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES: • Supervises Coding Team in identifying all billable services requiring professional fee billing. Review all applicable electronic health records (Epic, ORCA, Mindscape, axiUm); Enter procedures and diagnosis code into billing system (CPT, ICD-9-CM, ICD-10-CM, CDT, HCPCS); Perform regular charge capture audits for services entered by providers • Develop and implement policies and procedures, forms, work methods, standards and schedules to be followed by Coding staff • Give timely and accurate responses to coding inquiries from providers, students, and staff • Monitor productivity and accuracy of coding staff (review tracking reports on a monthly basis, provide performance feedback and annual performance evaluations, review, approve, correct leave requests in WorkDay_ • Maintain up-to-date knowledge of coding principles and guidelines; Ensure appropriate use of coding resources (Correct Coding Initiative; Medicare Learning Network Webinars and Manuals; AAPC Coder; medical and dental societies; Apple Health/HCA coding/billing guidelines); attend local AAPC chapter meetings or Coding webinars, review annual coding manual updates (CPT, ICD, CDT); and communicate changes to providers and staff • Assist with coordination of internal/external review and audits • Lead coding/charge capture and clinic teams in process improvement • Contribute to improving operational workflow, streamlining processes and enhancing productivity • Assist in interviewing candidates (assist in selecting staff, assist in checking references) • Perform the work of Coding Specialists • Perform related duties as required

MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS/QUALIFICATIONS: • High school diploma or equivalent • 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). • Four years coding experience or equivalent education/experience • Two years lead or supervisory experience.

Equivalent education and/or experience may substitute for minimum requirements.

DESIRED SKILLS/EXPERIENCE: • Experience working across diverse work groups • Experience coding medical and dental procedures • Ability to communicate effectively with providers, co-workers, and other staff

Application Process: The application process for UW positions may include completion of a variety of online assessments to obtain additional information that will be used in the evaluation process. These assessments may include Work Authorization, Cover Letter and/or others. Any assessments that you need to complete will appear on your screen as soon as you select “Apply to this position”. Once you begin an assessment, it must be completed at that time; if you do not complete the assessment you will be prompted to do so the next time you access your “My Jobs” page. If you select to take it later, it will appear on your "My Jobs" page to take when you are ready. Please note that your application will not be reviewed, and you will not be considered for this position until all required assessments have been completed.

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.