HIM Coding Supervisor for Clinic, Ambulatory Surgery
and Facility, requiring surgical knowledge using both CPT and
Reporting directly to the Coding Manager in HIM Operations and
serves as the primary resource for coding and coding vendors.
Responsible for day-to-day operations of all coding staff and
vendors including ensuring all work stays within target turnaround
times, monitoring coding productivity and quality, and holding
staff accountable for meeting all targets. Participates in
improvement workshops and serves on committees to ensure processes
are clear and followed.
In partnership with interdepartmental team members, plans,
organizes and directs the cost-effective business functions of the
HIM Operations coding staff. Monitors work volumes and effectively
manages coding staff to ensure all productivity, quality and
backlog targets are met.Participates in work groups, meetings and
task forces to establish and implement standardized and efficient
coding operations that optimize customer satisfaction and coding
quality. Monitors and controls costs by adjusting staffing and
business processes given financial constraints, changes in facility
operations and technology. May participate in budget preparation
and development with guidance and support from department
leader.Initiates and maintains productive and professional
partnerships with leaders at all Kaiser Foundation Health Plan of
Washington locations and contracted facilities and keeps open
communication regarding the shared medical records systems. Works
closely with other departments to ensure all services are coded and
billed correctly, works with provider groups to ensure accuracy in
cases coded, works with contracted hospitals to ensure information
is sent to Kaiser Foundation Health Plan of Washington consistently
and accurately. Initiates and maintains good relationships with
vendors, makes regular contact phone/in person with vendors to
discuss quality and process improvement.Initiates and maintains
good relationships with contracted facilities and keeps open
communication regarding the shared medical records systems. Ensures
that all coders have accurate access to other medical record
systems and that all records are available in a timely manner.
Initiates and maintains good relationships with coding vendors,
makes regular contact phone/in person with coding vendors to
discuss quality and process improvement.Oversee day-to-day work of
on-site and home-based coding staff. Effectively manage capacity
and demand utilizing lean methodologies. Work with contract staff
in cost-effective ways to ensure work is done timely at lowest
Minimum one (1) year of progressive lead, supervisory or
management experience in a coding or compliance setting.
Minimum five (5) years of coding experience in inpatient or
Associate's degree in health information technology or other
business or health care-related field OR two (2) years of
experience in a directly related field.
High School Diploma OR General Education Development (GED)
License, Certification, Registration
Any one of the following by date of hire/transfer: RHIA, RHIT,
CCS, CCS-P, CPC or CPC-H
CPT (including Evaluation and Management), ICD-10 diagnosis and
procedural coding, and HCPCS coding.
Advanced medical terminology, pathophysiology, pharmacology.
Statistics related to productivity and quality in a coding
All Microsoft Office programs including Word, Excel, and
3M Codefinder and electronic medical records.
One (1) year coding training and/or auditing experience.
Bachelor's degree in health information technology or other
business or health care-related field.
Certificate health care-related field from a vocational or
Primary Location: Washington,Renton,Renton Administration -
Glacier Scheduled Weekly Hours: 40 Shift: Day Working Hours Start:
8:00 AM Working Hours End: 4:00 PM Job Schedule: Full-time Job
Type: Standard Employee Status: Regular Employee Group/Union
Affiliation: NUE-WA-04|NUE|Non Union Employee Job Level: Team
Leader/Supervisor Department: HIM-Operations Coding Travel: No
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