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Swedish Medical Center Coding Specialist - Central Business Office in Seattle, Washington


Swedish Medical Center is lookingfor a Coding Specialist (1.0 FTE, Days) to work in the Central Business Services inSeattle, WA.

The Coding Specialist is a functional member ofCentral Business Services at SMG. The Specialist is an entry-level codingprofessional who is responsible for the timely, accurate, and comprehensivereview of provider claims to optimize reimbursement and ensure compliance with allregulatory statutes. Thisposition also works with the department to identify trends and educationalopportunities for providers to ensure proper coding, documentation, andaccuracy of billing within their areas of responsibility/specialty.

In this position you will:

  • Ensurescoding compliance by applying all coding principles and guidelines as definedin the CPT-4, ICD-9-CM, Coding Clinic, CPT Assistant, AHIMA Standards ofEthical Coding, American Academy of Professional Coders, Swedish Medical Group,and other governing agencies

  • Reviewsinsurance carrier payment denials, recommends appropriate billing corrections,and provide training to clinic and corporate business personnel.

  • Participatein review of Senior Billing Specialists’ claims; assist in developingprocedures for claims review.

  • Actas a resource to the Senior Billing Specialists and other CBS and clinicalstaff members.

  • Conductscoding training sessions when necessary.

  • Triagedifficult reimbursement issues to the consultants or manager for review andfollow-up.

  • Updatescoding tools such as fee tickets annually to ensure the most current codes areutilized.

  • Worksclosely with the department to assist in developing policies, procedures,process improvements and workflows.

  • Somepresentation/speaking/teaching skills.

  • Keepscoding knowledge and skills current through attending continuing educationactivities and reviewing pertinent literature, and attending other educationalforums.

  • Dailyinteraction with team members is required.

  • Completionof Special Projects as needed.


Required qualifications for thisposition include:

  • Prefer anAssociate’s Degree or equivalent technical school completion of a certifiedcoding program and 2 to 3 years related coding experience.Will consider applicants with relevanteducation and/or experience.

  • Certified CodingSpecialist - AHIMA (CCS) or Certified Professional Coder - AAPC (CPC)preferred. RHIA or RHIT credentials will also be considered. If applicant hasno coding certification, CPC certification must be obtained within 12 months ofhire.

  • 2 to 3 years ICD-9-CM and CPT coding experienceperforming clinic and hospital based inpatient and outpatient coding forprofessional billing.

  • Demonstrated ability to code accurately and applycoding guidelines and conventions on all cases.

  • Knowledge of healthcare billing and reimbursementincluding industry standard billing rules, Medicare, Medicaid, L&I, andcommercial insurance.

  • Performswell on coding assessment and is able to explain rationale for assignment ofcodes.

  • Knowledgeof coding principles. Ability to identify and solicit documentation to code thecomplete clinical picture based on knowledge of disease processes, clinicaljudgment, and interaction with medical staff.

  • Knowledgeof anatomy and physiology, medical science, and medical terminology.

  • Abilityto develop and maintain good working relationships with peers, physicians, andother staff members.

  • Abilityto share coding knowledge with peers and other disciplines throughout theorganization.

  • Strong analytical, problem solving andcommunication skills required.

  • Ability to work in a high volume environmentwhile maintaining high quality standards.

  • Demonstrated literacy in the use of personalcomputers and Windows applications required. Excellent written/oralcommunication, ability to manage, set priorities, and operate with minimaldirect supervision.

  • Some presentation/speaking skills arepreferred.

About Swedish Medical Group

Swedish Medical Group (SMG) is a

successful, performance-driven division of Swedish Health Services, the largest

non-profit health provider in the Greater Seattle area. The SMG network

includes more than 900 providers across more than 130 primary care and

specialty care clinics.

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


Our Mission

Our nonprofit Mission is to improve the health and wellbeing of each person we serve. Our Vision is to demonstrate the highest-quality, best-value healthcare to all 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 118 primary care and specialty locations throughout the Puget Sound. Swedish employs more than 13,300 employees and 3,100 physicians and allied health professionals. Whether through physician clinics, education, research and innovation or other 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-Seattle

Work Locations: Bank Of America Bldg (WA239) 800 Fifth Ave Seattle, 98104

Req ID: 227326