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Swedish Health Services Coder - Coding and Abstract in Seattle, Washington

Description

Assigns diagnosis and procedure codes on inpatient or outpatient cases using ICD-9-CM and CPT coding systems, assigns DRGs using the Centers of Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) MS-DRG and All Patient groupers and abstracts data for statistical, reimbursement and regulatory requirements. Ensures coding compliance by applying all coding principles and guidelines as defined in the Coding Clinic, CPT Assistant, AHIMA Standards of Ethical Coding, Swedish Medical Center policies and other leading authorities. The Coding Technician is a member of the Clinical Documentation Improvement Team that assures charts are coded to reflect the level of service provided.

Required qualification:

  • National Certification from American Academy of Professional Coders upon hire, Or

  • National Certified Coding Associate - American Health Information Management Association upon hire, Or

  • National Certified Coding Specialist - American Health Information Management Association upon hire, Or

  • National Certified Coding Specialist - Physician - American Health Information Management Association upon hire, Or

  • National Certified Documentation Improvement Practitioner - American Health Information Management Association upon hire, Or

  • National Certified Health Data Analyst - American Health Information Management Association upon hire, Or

  • National Registered Health Information Administrator - American Health Information Management Association upon hire, Or

  • National Registered Health Information Technician - American Health Information Management Association upon hire

Preferred qualifications:

  • Associate's Degree, or equivalent from two-year college or technical school or completion of a certified coding program. Will consider applicants with approximately two years experience and relevant and applicable education.

  • 2 years ICD-9-CM and CPT coding experience performing hospital-based inpatient and out patient coding.

Our best-in-class benefits are uniquely designed to support you and your family in staying well, growing professionally and achieving financial security. We take care of you, so you can focus on delivering our mission of improving the health and wellbeing of each patient we serve.

About Providence

At Providence, our strength lies in Our Promise of “Know me, care for me, ease my way.” Working at our family of organizations means that regardless of your role, we’ll walk alongside you in your career, supporting you so you can support others. We provide best-in-class benefits and we foster an inclusive workplace where diversity is valued, and everyone is essential, heard and respected. Together, our 120,000 caregivers (all employees) serve in over 50 hospitals, over 1,000 clinics and a full range of health and social services across Alaska, California, Montana, New Mexico, Oregon, Texas and Washington. As a comprehensive health care organization, we are serving more people, advancing best practices and continuing our more than 100-year tradition of serving the poor and vulnerable.

The amounts listed are the base pay range; additional compensation may be available for this role, such as shift differentials, standby/on-call, overtime, premiums, extra shift incentives, or bonus opportunities.

Check out our benefits page for more information about our Benefits and Rewards.

About the Team

Swedish is the largest not-for-profit health care system in the greater Seattle area. It is comprised of five hospital campuses (First Hill, Cherry Hill, Ballard, Edmonds and Issaquah); emergency rooms and specialty centers in Redmond (East King County) and the Mill Creek area in Everett; and Swedish Medical Group, a network of more than 128 primary care and specialty care locations throughout the Puget Sound. Swedish, named a LinkedIn Top Company to grow your career, employs nearly 13,000 caregivers (all employees), including nearly 1,400 providers. Whether through physician clinics, education, research and innovation or other outreach, we're committed to caring for the people in our region and beyond.

We are committed to the principle that every workforce member has the right to work in surroundings that are free from all forms of unlawful discrimination and harassment.

We are committed to cultural diversity and equal employment for all individuals. It is our policy to recruit, hire, promote, compensate, transfer, train, retain, terminate, and make all other employment-related decisions without regard to race, color, religious creed (including religious dress and grooming practices), national origin (including certain language use restrictions), ancestry, disability (mental and physical including HIV and AIDS), medical condition (including cancer and genetic characteristics), genetic information, marital status, age, sex (which includes pregnancy, childbirth, breastfeeding and related medical conditions), gender, gender identity, gender expression, sexual orientation, genetic information, and military and veteran status or any other applicable legally protected status. We will also provide reasonable accommodation to known physical or mental limitations of an otherwise qualified caregiver or applicant for employment, unless the accommodation would impose undue hardship on the operation of our business.

We are a community where all people, regardless of differences, are welcome, secure, and valued. We value respect, appreciation, collaboration, diversity, and a shared commitment to serving our communities. We expect that all workforce members in our community will act in ways which reflect a commitment to and accountability for, racial and social justice and equality in the workplace. As such, we will maintain a workplace free of discrimination and harassment based on any applicable legally protected status. We also expect that all workforce members will maintain a positive workplace free from any unacceptable conduct which creates an intimidating, hostile, or offensive work environment.

Requsition ID: 137887
Company: Swedish Jobs
Job Category: Coding
Job Function: Revenue Cycle
Job Schedule: Full time
Job Shift: Day
Career Track: Admin Support
Department: 3900 SS Coding and Abstract
Address: WA Seattle 1124 Columbia St
Pay Range: $24.98 - $39.75
The amounts listed are the base pay range; additional compensation may be available for this role, such as shift differentials, standby/on-call, overtime, premiums, extra shift incentives, or bonus opportunities.
Check out our benefits page for more information about our Benefits and Rewards.

Swedish Health Services is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer. Providence does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, gender, disability, veteran, military status, religion, age, creed, national origin, sexual identity or expression, sexual orientation, marital status, genetic information, or any other basis prohibited by local, state, or federal law.

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