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The UWHC Coding Technician-Inpatient-Senior is an advanced level position which requires minimal supervision and a high level of independent decision making and problem solving skills. The Senior inpatient coder is responsible for coding all and any charts, regardless of payer, including mortality records. The incumbent codes records of all payers identified for interim billing as well as tentative DRG. Compliant coding queries are written and sent with only ad hoc consultation from others. The incumbent is well versed in Patient Safety Indicators, Pediatric Safety Indicators and mortality review and can assist in any quality metric questions which may arise. This individual assists with responding to external coding reviews from private payers as well as government contractors. This position is differentiated from the objective level by the skill and independence required to code complex inpatient scenarios. The inpatient senior level coder will interact with physicians and other clinicians with minimal supervision as it pertains to coding and documentation. The incumbent is expected to meet departmental productivity, quality and performance standards. This position has the potential to work remotely, so excellent problem-solving and electronic communication skills are required.
Work Schedule: 100% FTE, 40 hours per week. Specific schedule can be flexible.
UW Health offers a competitive compensation and benefits package. Work experience that is relevant to the position will be taken into consideration when determining the starting base pay.
We are an Equal Employment Opportunity, Affirmative Action employer that values diversity. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, religion, color, national origin, sex, gender identify or expression, sexual orientation, age, status as a protected veteran, among other things, or status as a qualified individual with disability.
Formal training (or equivalent work experience) in anatomy, pathophysiology and medical terminology normally obtained in a one-year college-level course of study
Formal training (or equivalent work experience) in the use of ICD-9 and ICD-10 coding systems—normally obtained through college level course of study
Formal training (or equivalent work experience) in reimbursement/quality systems: IPPS, MS-DRG, POA
Two or more years of progressive inpatient hospital coding experience
Licenses & Certifications
R.H.I.T. and/or C.C.S.
Required Skills, Knowledge, and Abilities
Comprehensive knowledge or ICD coding systems
Knowledge of regulatory requirements of IPPS
Outstanding interpersonal skills
Effective verbal and electronic communication skills
Excellent written communication skills
Ability to quickly analyze a situation and problem solve
Demonstrated capacity to work independently