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Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center Coding Analyst in Seattle, Washington

The Seattle Cancer Care Alliance (SCCA), located in Seattle, Washington, is part of a dynamic collaboration among three organizations known nationally and internationally for their patient care and research: Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center, University of Washington, and Seattle Children's. Over the past 25 years, these institutions have worked together to support their mission of adult and pediatric oncology patient care services, research and education.

This Revenue Cycle Department Role provides data analysis and interpretation to support the department’s EPIC Destination 1 initiatives. This role collaborates with Revenue Cycle and Clinical Leadership to support the implementation of EPIC Destination 1 related to coding and charge capture. Provides medical staff and others ongoing education and information regarding documentation guidelines for supporting medical necessity. Responsible for abstracting facility services to ensure appropriate code assignment of CPT and ICD10 codes while maintaining department coding productive standards.

Epic Coding and Charge Capture Operations:

  • Responsible for provider and nursing missing documentation deficiency review and reporting

  • Performs Q/A coding audits and other special project audits related to coding and charge capture

  • Recommend or educate others on policies regarding the proper use of CPT Codes, modifiers and diagnosis codes in order to comply with regulations set forth by Medicare, Medicaid, Managed Care, PPO Contracts, Indemnity Insurers, and all other healthcare payers. This may include distribution of guidelines to providers.

  • Collaborate with clinical departments, Compliance, Quality and Revenue Cycle to improve any process gaps identified in front end charge capture processes.

  • Monitors assigned work queues and reviews accounts for coding and or charge capture edits

  • Serve as a resource during the Epic Care (D1) project and stabilization

  • Other duties as assigned

Facility Coding:

  • Reviews documentation for appropriate diagnosis and procedure code assignment for facility visits using the ICD-10-CM, CPT, and HCPCS coding systems.

  • Meets or exceeds productivity and quality standards.

  • Works independently and takes initiative to identify opportunities to maximize efficiencies.

  • Ensures coding compliance by applying all coding principles and guidelines

  • Responds to billing and coding questions from providers, staff and administrators

  • Provides follow-up related to clinical documentation clarification to support medical necessity


  • Associate's degree or an equivalent combination of education and CDI experience


  • Minimum of 2 years of certified coding and hospital and billing experience including appeals, denials and payor policies/guidelines

  • Ability to work independently and as part of a team, organize, and prioritize concurrent responsibilities and demands

  • Excellent communications and interpersonal skills

  • Strong presentations skills

  • Ability to collaborate and engage others

  • Ability to analyze data and provide appropriate interpretation

  • Ability to apply critical thinking and analytic skills to formulate recommendations and resolve problems

  • Ability to utilize resources for process improvement


  • Bachelor's degree

  • CDI, case management/utilization review experience

  • Minimum of 2 years in education and training of medical providers regarding coding and documentation guidelines. Experience may be substituted for a Bachelor's degree in a medical field of study along with required certification.

  • Prior experience working with clinical professionals

  • Prior oncology or transplant coding, prior training experience, surgical and infusion coding

  • EPIC HB, 3M encoder, ORCA experience

We are committed to cultivating a workplace in which diverse perspectives and experiences are welcomed and respected. We are proud to be an Equal Opportunity and VEVRAA Employer. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, creed, ancestry, national origin, sex, age, disability, marital or veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity, political ideology, or membership in any other legally protected class. We are an Affirmative Action employer. We encourage individuals with diverse backgrounds to apply and desire priority referrals of protected veterans. If due to a disability you need assistance/and or a reasonable accommodation during the application or recruiting process, please send a request to our Employee Services Center at escmail@fredhutch.org or by calling 206-667-4700.

ID: 14089

External Company URL: www.fhcrc.org

Street: 825 Eastlake Ave E