Swedish Medical Center Coding Technician in Edmonds, Washington


Swedish Medical Center is looking for a Coding Technician FTE to work in Health Information Management at Swedish Edmonds Main, Edmonds, WA .

The Coding Technician assigns diagnosis and procedure codes for ancillary, recurring and emergency department service types in accordance with hospital-approved and third-party official coding guidelines. Abstracts data and codes into the clinical database system in accordance with department procedures. Provides feedback to departments regarding appropriate documentation. Maintains knowledge of current regulations with regard to coding practices. Communicates with Patient Accounting and ancillary departments regarding documentation requirements. Participates in meetings related to maintaining appropriate coding, charging, documentation and billing standards. Participates in ensuring compliance with coding and reporting requirements and receipt of entitled reimbursement.

*Telecommute option available, must reside in Washington.

In this position you will:

  • Identify reportable services and assign appropriate diagnosis, procedure and charge codes for a variety of outpatient hospital units/departments to meet the organization’s established bill drop parameters and revenue cycle goals. Consistently meet all quality and productivity standards for coding, charging and abstracting.

  • Accurately calculate facility charges (emergency department evaluation and management codes), and procedures, including infusion services, and including supplies.

  • Analyze records and abstract required information as outlined in the department abstracting procedures to ensure accurate reporting to third party payers and to ensure an accurate and complete clinical database for statistical reporting.

  • Identify issues that interfere with the meeting of the drop day parameters. Work with the Coding Supervisor to develop and implement action plan(s) for improvement.

  • Participate in the revenue cycle improvement projects as assigned.

  • Audit claims through the reimbursement process. Review rejected claims and billing edits to obtain and maintain correct reporting practices.


Required qualifications for this position include:

  • High school diploma or equivalent.

Preferred qualifications for this position include:

  • 1 year experience coding ICD-10-CM and HCPCS level I (CPT) and level II codes in an acute care setting preferred.

  • RHIT, RHIA, CCS, CCS-P or CPC license.

  • Current enrollment in or completion of Anatomy and Physiology course work.

  • Completion of an accredited health information management technician or administrator degree program and/or coding certification program.

About the SPECIFIC SWEDISH Campus:

Swedish/Edmonds (formerly Stevens Hospital) has been providing sound and thoughtful care for patients in the greater Seattle area for more than 45 years. We pride ourselves in employing only the most qualified and caring professionals. We are not simply a hospital or a workplace. We are a family. We are a community. Our mission is to improve the health and well-being of the community through local, high-quality and compassionate health care services. On Sept. 1, 2010, Stevens joined the Swedish family and became Swedish/Edmonds to create an innovative, regional health-care delivery network that provides more local services, while giving residents greater access to the latest medical treatments and the comprehensive services of the Swedish system.

The Swedish/Edmonds campus includes:

217 licensed beds.

450 of the most qualified physicians and specialists on medical staff.

1,400 staff including clinical and non-clinical personnel.

Full scope of medical and surgical services, including Level IV Trauma emergency medicine, diagnostic, treatment and support services.

We offer a full comprehensive range of benefits — see our website for details


Our Mission

Our Non-Profit Mission: Improve the health and well-being of each person we serve.

About Us

Swedish is the largest nonprofit health care provider in the Greater Seattle Area. It is comprised of five hospital campuses (First Hill, Cherry Hill, Ballard, Edmonds and Issaquah); ambulatory care centers in Redmond and Mill Creek; and Swedish Medical Group a network of more than 183 primary care and specialty locations throughout the Great Puget Sound area. Swedish employs more than 13,000 employees and 4,200 physicians. Whether through physician clinics, health education, research and innovation or other means of outreach, we’re committed to caring for the people in our region and beyond. Swedish is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer. Swedish does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, gender, disability, protected veteran, military status, religion, age, creed, national origin, gender identity, sexual orientation, marital status, genetic information, or any other basis prohibited by local, state, or federal law.

Schedule: Full-time

Shift: Day

Job Category: Coding

Location: Washington-Edmonds

Work Locations: Edmonds Main Bldg (WA151) 21601 76th Ave W Edmonds, 98026

Req ID: 187935