The Seattle Cancer Care Alliance (SCCA), located in Seattle, Washington, is part of a dynamic collaboration among three organizations known nationally and internationally for their patient care and research: Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center, University of Washington, and Seattle Children's. Over the past 25 years, these institutions have worked together to support their mission of adult and pediatric oncology patient care services, research and education.
The Coding Specialist complies with the Official Coding Guidelines in ICD-10-CM and CPT coding conventions to assign for diagnoses and procedure codes for SCCAs outpatient facility services. Clinical judgment and high level analytical skills are utilized to code and abstract the legal medical record to support appropriate reimbursement, physician documentation improvement, clinical effectiveness, outcome studies, and research to meet regulatory accreditation requirements for state and federal reporting and other external reporting purposes. This position offers a combination of remote and on-site coding but it is not a full-time remote position.
Understand and apply correct coding, regulatory and compliance guidelines, APCs, ICD10, CPT, E&M, procedure codes and modifiers, and applies documentation guidelines
Maintains 95% coding accuracy while meeting department's productivity standards
Participate in staff discussions and provides valuable input to the team
High School Degree, GED, or equivalent combination of education and experience from which comparable knowledge and abilities can be acquired is necessary
RHIA, RHIT, CCS, CPC, COC, CCS-P
A minimum of 2 years experience in outpatient facility abstracting coding (ICD9,ICD10, HCPCS and CPT) and facility coding modifiers. Experience may be substituted for a Bachelor's degree in Health Informatics or Health Information Management along with required certification.
Working knowledge of insurance plans, LCD/NCDs
Ability to work with clinical professionals
Medical records and EMR/EHR knowledge
Medical terminology, Anatomy and Physiology
Prior oncology or Transplant coding
Prior training experience with clinicians
E & M, Surgical and Infusion coding
ICD10 training and/or Dual/Double coding experience
EPIC HB, 3M encoder ORCA and Mindscape experience
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The Seattle Cancer Care Alliance was incorporated in 1998 as a separate, jointly governed non-profit that included the cancer programs of three partners. Seattle Cancer Care Alliance is a cancer treatment center that unites doctors from Fred Hutchison Cancer Research Center, University of Washington Medical Center, and Seattle Children’s. The purpose of this organization is to provide state-of the-art patient and family centered care; support the conduct of cancer clinical research and education; enhance access to improved cancer interventions; and advance the standard of cancer care regionally and beyond. The Seattle Cancer Care Alliance is the only NCI-designated comprehensive cancer center in the Northwest, and according to the National Cancer Data Base, Seattle Cancer Care Alliance patients in general have better survival rates than patients treated at other cancer treatment centers.