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The Medical Coding Supervisor is responsible for day-to-day supervision of coding staff. Ensures accurate and compliant coding of facility fees for SCCA. This includes tracking, reporting and training regarding documentation. This position will be responsible for the development and maintenance of coding training/ educational materials. The Medical Coding Supervisor is responsible for the development, implementation and maintenance of QA protocols and processes.
Supervises day-to-day coding related activities including, but not limited to, analyzing and reviewing coding processes, ensuring productivity goals are met by staff, ensuring accuracy and timeliness of coding. Responsible for the onboarding and training of new staff.
Plans for high census, vacation, and other leaves of absence for coding workqueues coverages.
Responsible for planning and scheduling training of staff on coding guidelines, ICD-10, 3M and documentation requirements. Examples of training and educational materials include: new staff orientation, specialized coding training and new policies/procedures.
Responsible for determine training needs based on routine audits of coders' daily work and provide staff feedback. Prepare training materials with the assistance of internet research, publications and professional networking.
Responsible for daily WQ level loading assignment with department coders.
Accountable for staff productivity and competency.
Responsible for monitoring and oversight of related EPIC workqueues.
Responsible for oversight of Q/A coding review of interface system charges.
Development and implementation of policies and procedures related to coding and compliance and actively support operational objectives.
Conducts coding quarterly audits, special audit projects and requested audits by SCCA Integrity or outside agencies such as requests from Medicare Recovery Audit Contractors (RAC).
Respond to coding questions from coding staff, administrators and others.
Works with the Charge Description Charge Coordinators and Epic IT when new services are being rendered in the clinics. Will determine coder training needs as a result of the new service.
Serves as a subject matter and resource for others.
Leads staff meetings and daily huddles as needed.
Establishes positive and effective approaches to meet departmental goals
Bachelor's degree or work experience equivalent
Certified RHIA, RHIT, CCS, CCS-P, CPC, OR COC
A minimum of two years lead experience required
A minimum of 2 years coding facility training and experience preparing and presenting coder training materials to staff.
Experience in claims management, denials, and appeal processes.
3-5 years of facility experience in coding, compliance and billing.
4 years, plus prior ICD-9 and CPT coding experience in outpatient clinic setting.
Experience with EPIC HB and 3M encoder. Experience in academic health care coding and compliance auditing.
Working knowledge of insurance plans.
Working knowledge of electronic medical records.
Ability to provide constructive and effective feedback on performance to staff.
Knowledge and familiarity with Medical Terminology.
Understanding and working knowledge of compliance auditing.
Excellent judgment and problem-solving skills.
Ability to develop collaborative working relationships that foster a positive working environment with an emphasis on teamwork.
Excellent Microsoft Office skills.
Ability to provide training to staff and others within the organization.
One year supervisory/management experience preferred
Prior oncology coding, training experience with clinicians, E&M coding and transplant coding.
Supervisory or management skills.
SCCA has a mandatory COVID-19 vaccination policy, and there are no exceptions for any employee who is patient-facing and/or requires access to SCCA facilities.
Exceptions exist only for employees whose positions are fully remote, with no required access to campus. As a condition of employment, newly hired employees requiring access to campus must provide proof of vaccination before their first day of employment.
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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.