UNIVERSITY OF WASHINGTON
Specification for Class
CODING SPECIALIST TRAINEE
UW CODE AND REPRESENTATIVE GROUP
18210 Coding Specialist Trainee (NE S SEIU 925 Non Supv)
21210 Coding Specialist Trainee (NE H SEIU 925 Non Supv)
Review clinical documentation and assign codes supported by patient health records; perform charge entry and/or abstract pertinent data from medical records to insure data integrity and optimal reimbursement.
Under direct supervision, participate in systematic training analyzing medical records to validate the correct coding assignment of International Classification of Disease (ICD), Current Procedural Terminology (CPT) and/or Healthcare Common Procedure Coding System (HCPCS) codes to ensure optimal reimbursement for facility fee coding and billing for Clinic and related charges needing coding review in compliance with state and federal guidelines.
Validate codes entered at the point of care and/or by other charges sources by reviewing electronic data and making corrections based on a review of all available electronic and other appropriate documentation to support all billable procedures and services requiring Clinic coding;
Review and resolve Clinic specific coding edits, claim edits and denials in Epic;
Maintain turnaround times for coding reviews and understand charge lag impact for facility and professional fee services;
Identify potentially avoidable delays for reimbursement and help identify systemic issues that contribute to delays in service or inefficient uses of resources to address root cause and prevent ongoing errors;
Identify the need for documentation clarity to support the integrity of the record and for reimbursement compliance;
May perform special projects;
Perform related duties as required.
High school diploma or equivalent
Certified as a Registered Health Information Technician (RHIT), Registered Health Information Administrator (RHIA), Certified Coding Specialist (CCS), Certified Coding Specialist – Physician Based (CCS-P), Certified Professional Coder (CPC), Certified Inpatient Coder (CIC), Certified Outpatient Coder (COC), Certified Interventional Radiology Cardiovascular Coder (CIRCC), Radiology Certified Coder (RCC) or Radiation Oncology Certified Coder (ROCC).
Eligible to sit for the exam within 6 months of hire.
New Classification: Coding Specialist series effective 09-01-2017 as agreed to with SEIU 925. New series incorporates the work previously performed in the Clinical Data Specialist series.