As the region's only Level I Trauma center, Harborview Medical Center (HMC) is well known for innovations and excellence in trauma care and its centers of emphasis: Trauma, Burn, Neurosciences, AIDS/STD, Center for Advanced Reconstruction and Rehabilitation (CARER), and mentally-and medically- vulnerable populations. In addition to the centers of emphasis, HMC serves a mission population for King County. Harborview employees are committed to the vital role the institution plays in the immediate community, as well as the entire Northwest region. HMC is owned by King County and managed by the University of Washington (UW) and serves as a training site for UW's School of Medicine. The UW is proud to be one of the nation's premier educational and research institutions. Our people are the most important asset in our pursuit of achieving excellence in education, research, and community service. Our staff not only enjoys outstanding benefits and professional growth opportunities, but also an environment noted for diversity, community involvement, intellectual excitement, artistic pursuits, and natural beauty. Our HIM Coding Department has an outstanding opportunity for a full-time (100%) ED/OBS CODING SUPERVISOR. This individual will supervise Clinical Data Specialists and other assigned staff; design and conduct on-the-job training; develop and implement policies, procedures, and code manuals; and coordinate activities of the department with other hospital services and outside agencies. Serve as expert resource to other departments and services in the areas of utilization management and coding. This position provides opportunities to work in a fast-paced, challenging, diverse and rewarding environment. As an employee you will enjoy generous benefits and work/life programs. For detailed information on Benefits for this position, click here. RESPONSIBILITIES: * Motivates subordinates and peers in a positive supportive way * Is able to synthesize operational data, literature and verbal input to assist with the development of policy and procedure * Responsible for coordinating and administering professional development for all coders within the company/facility * Provides opportunities for all coders to develop additional skills across multiple medical specialties * Promotes cross training of coders throughout company/facility * Ensures quality account services to patients by working with team members to execute process flow and achieve quality objectives * Monitors daily coding volumes, high dollar accounts, productivity and turnaround times * Supervises daily initial and concurrent coding to assure turnaround time goals are met providing a seamless workflow at the facility level * Supervises final coding turnaround times to assure timely claims processing * Provides second reviews and responses to queries from the coders on complex records * Run daily, monthly and periodic reports on account volumes, productivity, turnaround times, and quality measures for management staff * Participate in the interviewing, reference checks and hiring of new staff * Monitor staff performance, perform evaluations and make recommendations regarding disciplinary action * Plan and coordinate monthly team section meetings and education, track programs for staff, including coding verification, coding problem identification/review, and staff development * Work with Coding Manager to establish coding compliance standards, procedures and policies * With the HIM Manager and Department Director, establish a plan to ensure data quality, security and ongoing monitoring of data access * Attend various planning meetings as needed * Perform the work of Clinical Data Specialists * Other duties as assigned REQUIREMENTS: Certified as a Registered Health Information Technician (RHIT) AND four years of ICD and/or CPT coding or utilization management experience OR equivalent education/experience.
Founded in 1861, the University of Washington is one of the oldest public institutions in the west coast and one of the preeminent research universities in the world. The University of Washington is a multi-campus university comprised of three different campuses: Seattle, Tacoma, and Bothell. The Seattle campus is made up of sixteen schools and colleges that serve students ranging from an undergraduate level to a doctoral level. The university is home to world-class libraries, arts, music, drama, and sports, as well as the highest quality medical care in Washington State and a world-class academic medical center. The teaching and research of the University’s many professional schools provide undergraduate and graduate students the education necessary toward achieving an excellence that will serve the state, the region, and the nation. As part of a large and diverse community, the University of Washington serves more students than any other institution in the Northwest.