Under general direction, the Medical Coding Specialist is responsible for performing specialized and technical duties in support of the Cougar Health Services billing department. The duties of the position include, but are not limited to: reviewing medical records to ensure accurate diagnostic and procedure codes, monitoring regulatory and policy requirements that affect coding information, performing data entry and abstracting pertinent data from medical records to ensure data integrity and optimal reimbursement, reviewing medical records to recommend and make appropriate corrections. This position will train health care providers and staff on codes and services, answering telephones, processing and preparing charge documents. submitting claims to various third party payers and state and federal agencies, obtaining prior authorizations and scheduling referral appointments, establishing eligibility, processing medical and pharmacy remittance advices, maintaining assigned insurance accounts receivables, evaluate patient financial status, and other duties as assigned.
Associate's degree AND at least two (2) years of experience in medical coding, medical billing, medical policy making or fee schedule creation with an emphasis on diagnosis coding AND current certification as a Certified Professional Coder with the American Association of Professional Coders (or equivalent) or ability to obtain certification within two (2) years of hire OR equivalent education/experience.
Demonstrated experience using MS Office applications, such as Word, Excel, Outlook and/or Access.
Demonstrated strong written and verbal communication skills.
Demonstrated strong customer service skills.
Demonstrated knowledge and understanding of medical terminology.
Knowledge and use of Electronic Health Records.
Documented on-the-job experience in a medical clinic.
Experience working with or knowledge of the RCW (chapter 70.02) and the HIPAA of 1996, pertaining to the release of protected health information.
COVID-19 Vaccine Information:
In accordance with Washington State Governor's Proclamation 21.14.3, as a condition of employment, you must be fully vaccinated or have an approved medical/religious accommodation by time of hire. People are considered fully vaccinated two weeks after receiving their last shot in a vaccine series. Full vaccination status or an approved accommodation will be verified prior to your first day of work. Should you not be fully vaccinated or have an approved medical/religious accommodation you will not be able to start employment with WSU. Information regarding vaccine verification and/or requesting a medical/religious accommodation is available at https://hrs.wsu.edu/covid-19/vax-verification/. Please contact HRS at [email protected] or 509-335-4521 if you have questions.
Area/College: Student Affairs Department Name: Cougar Health Services City, State, Zip: Pullman, Washington, 99163 Department Link:cougarhealth.wsu.edu/ Monthly Salary: Range 44, $3,558.00 - $4,656.00 - Successful candidates typically begin at the beginning of the salary range and receive scheduled salary increment increases in accordance with WAC 357-28. FTE: 100% This is a Permanent position. Posting Close Date:This recruitment has been reposted. Screening of applications has begun and will remain ongoing until the vacancies have been filled.
Background Check: This position has been designated by the department to require a background check.
Application Instructions: Applicants must attach the following documents to their online application: 1) resume and 2) cover letter. Application materials should clearly communicate how the applicant meets all required qualifications and additional requirements. Applicants are required to include contact information for professional references within the application. Required Documents:
Time Type: Full time
Position Term: 12 Month
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