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ED/OBS CODING SUPERVISOR – UWJobs Requisition 162973

Location: Seattle, Washington
Work Setting: Educational Institution, Hospital
Job Function:
Coder, Coding Supervisor/Manager
Job Type:


The mission of University of Washington MEDICINE is to improve the health of the public by advancing medical knowledge, providing outstanding primary and specialty care to the people of the region, and preparing tomorrow’s physicians, scientists and other health professionals. UW MEDICINE owns or operates the following: Harborview Medical Center, Northwest Hospital & Medical Center, Valley Medical Center, UW Medical Center (UWMC), a network of UW MEDICINE Neighborhood Clinics that provide primary care, UW Physicians, UW School of MEDICINE, Airlift Northwest, and other owned, operated, or affiliated entities as appropriate. In addition, UW MEDICINE shares in the ownership and governance of Children’s University Medical Group and Seattle Cancer Care Alliance a partnership among UW MEDICINE, Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research, and Seattle Children’s

Job Description

Our HIM Coding Department has an outstanding opportunity for a full-time (100%) ED/OBS CODING SUPERVISOR.

This individual will supervise Clinical Data Specialists and other assigned staff; design and conduct on-the-job training; develop and implement policies, procedures, and code manuals; and coordinate activities of the department with other hospital services and outside agencies. Serve as expert resource to other departments and services in the areas of utilization management and coding.

This position provides opportunities to work in a fast-paced, challenging, diverse and rewarding environment. As an employee you will enjoy generous benefits and work/life programs. For detailed information on Benefits for this position, click here.

Motivates subordinates and peers in a positive supportive way

Is able to synthesize operational data, literature and verbal input to assist with the development of policy and procedure

Responsible for coordinating and administering professional development for all coders within the company/facility

Provides opportunities for all coders to develop additional skills across multiple medical specialties

Promotes cross training of coders throughout company/facility

Ensures quality account services to patients by working with team members to execute process flow and achieve quality objectives

Monitors daily coding volumes, high dollar accounts, productivity and turnaround times

Supervises daily initial and concurrent coding to assure turnaround time goals are met providing a seamless workflow at the facility level

Supervises final coding turnaround times to assure timely claims processing

Provides second reviews and responses to queries from the coders on complex records

Run daily, monthly and periodic reports on account volumes, productivity, turnaround times, and quality measures for management staff

Participate in the interviewing, reference checks and hiring of new staff

Monitor staff performance, perform evaluations and make recommendations regarding disciplinary action

Plan and coordinate monthly team section meetings and education, track programs for staff, including coding verification, coding problem identification/review, and staff development

Work with Coding Manager to establish coding compliance standards, procedures and policies

With the HIM Manager and Department Director, establish a plan to ensure data quality, security and ongoing monitoring of data access

Attend various planning meetings as needed

Perform the work of Clinical Data Specialists

Other duties as assigned

Required Qualifications

Certified as a Registered Health Information Technician (RHIT) AND four years of ICD and/or CPT coding or utilization management experience


equivalent education/experience.

Instructions for Resume Submission

Copy and paste the link to UWJobs requisition 162973 below


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Posted: August 12, 2019 at 2:18 PM
Post ID: 41727

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