Job Family: Civil Service and Non-Permanent - OT Eligible
Summary of Duties:
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:
Washington State University requires employees in healthcare facilities to be vaccinated against COVID-19. 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. Please contact HRS at [email protected] or 509-335-4521 for information regarding vaccine verification and/or requesting a medical/religious accommodation.
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 - $4,777
Successful candidates typically begin at the beginning of the salary range and receive scheduled salary increment increases in accordance with WAC 357-28.
WSU offers a comprehensive benefits package which includes: paid sick and vacation leave; paid holidays; medical, dental, life and disability insurance package for employees and dependents; retirement; deferred compensation and optional supplemental retirement accounts.
Background Check: This position has been designated by the department to require a background check because it requires access to children or vulnerable adults as defined by RCW 74.34, engages in law enforcement, requires security clearance, interacts with WSU students in a counseling or advising capacity, has access to personal identifying and/or financial information, unsupervised access to university buildings/property, or other business-related need. A background check will not be completed until an initial determination of qualification for employment has been made.
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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WSU employs only U.S. citizens and lawfully authorized non-U.S. citizens. All new employees must show employment eligibility verification as required by the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services.
WSU is committed to providing access and reasonable accommodation in its services, programs, activities, education and employment for individuals with disabilities. To request disability accommodation in the application process, contact Human Resource Services: 509-335-4521 (v), Washington State TDD Relay Service: Voice Callers: 1-800-833-6384; TDD Callers: 1-800-833-6388, 509-335-1259(f), or [email protected].
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