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Documentation & Coding Consultant

Virginia Mason Medical Center Seattle, Washington
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The posted compensation range of $31.94 - $46.31 /hour is a reasonable estimate that extends from the lowest to the highest pay CommonSpirit in good faith believes it might pay for this particular job, based on the circumstances at the time of posting. CommonSpirit may ultimately pay more or less than the posted range as permitted by law.

Requisition ID 2023-316175 Employment Type PRN Department HIM Coding Hours/Pay Period .01 Shift Day Weekly Schedule Monday - Friday (8:00 AM - 5:00 PM) Remote Yes Category Medical Coding
Overview

Virginia Mason Franciscan Health brings together two award winning health systems in Washington state - CHI Franciscan and Virginia Mason. As one integrated health system with the most patient access points in western Washington our team includes 18,000 staff and nearly 5,000 employed physicians and affiliated providers. At Virginia Mason Franciscan Health you will find the safest and highest quality of care provided by our expert, compassionate medical care team at 11 hospitals and nearly 300 sites throughout the greater Puget Sound region.

Virginia Mason Medical Center, was recognized among the Best Hospitals in Washington state by U.S. News & World Report. 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.

As a part of our organization, we currently offer the following additional benefits:

- Education Loan Forgiveness for qualifying loans

- Competitive starting wages (DOE) and training to grow within the company

- Paid Time Off (PTO)

- Health/Dental/Vision Insurance

- Flexible health spending accounts (FSA)

- Matching 401(k) and 457(b) Retirement Programs

- Tuition Assistance for career growth and development

- Care@Work premium account for additional support with children, pets, dependent adults, and household needs

- Employee Assistance Program (EAP) for you and your family

- Voluntary Protection: Group Accident, Critical Illness, and Identify Theft

- Adoption Assistance

- Wellness Program

We deliver inspired people to do meaningful work.


Responsibilities

- Designing, implementing, and managing ongoing organizational monitoring activities and educational programs to ensure proper reimbursement and compliance with all regulatory statutes.

- 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.

- Implements the necessary changes and modifies VMMC's policies, conveys these changes to the clinical departments and educates staff.


Qualifications

We require: -

- 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.

- 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.

Preferred:

- 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.

- Clinical knowledge and exposure to risk adjustment coding.

- Experience with Radiation Oncology coding.

We are an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer. #missioncritical

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While you’re busy impacting the healthcare industry, we’ll take care of you with benefits that may include health/dental/vision, FSA, matching retirement plans, paid time off, tuition assistance, adoption assistance, and more!

Unless directed by a Collective Bargaining Agreement, applications for this position will be considered on a rolling basis. CommonSpirit Health cannot anticipate the date by which a successful candidate may be identified.

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