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Coding Auditor and Education Specialist - Relief

Swedish Medical Center - Seattle, WA – Seattle, WA


Where you work matters! Swedish Medical Center is looking for a Coding Auditor and Education Specialist (.1 FTE) at Metropolitan Park East in Seattle, WA.

This is a .1FTE

We are looking for a Coding Auditor and Education Specialist to be responsible for monitoring and overseeing the coding integrity program. Assesses, develops resources/materials, and conducts training to assure accurate coding of HIM coded medical records. Serves as a coding expert, working with the Coding Supervisor/Manager and the Clinical Documentation Improvement Program (CDIP) Data Integrity Liaison to ensure compliance with Official Coding Guidelines for Coding and Reporting, coding conventions and regulatory oversight agencies. Develops competencies and quality assessment tools for education/compliance requirements. Responsible for developing and maintaining SMC coding guidelines for new and existing employees. Reviews and revises departmental policies and provides education to coding staff regarding changes. Identifies areas for documentation improvement and provides feedback to management and administration with SMC. Serves as Epic super-user and recommends system modifications to improve the organization s coding functions. Develops and revises educational objectives and curriculum applicable to all Epic coding processes.

In this position you will:

  • Performs random and focused reviews of HIM coded medical records. Review records for coding accuracy and completeness, accuracy of discharge disposition and present on admission indicators.
  • Communicates findings of reviews to coders. Makes final determination regarding changes to records where coder does not agree with findings and assumes responsibility for these records. Keeps coding manager and supervisor apprised of progress of reviews and findings.
  • Produces reports to be presented to administration and compliance demonstrating departmental compliance with quality standards and identifying areas for improvement.
  • Responds and tracks requests for DRG changes from third party payers per procedure. Provides feedback to coder as needed.
  • Facilitates overall department quality standard of 95% as measured by outside annual audits.
  • Develops training materials, orients and trains new coders, reviewing 100% of records until quality standards are met.
  • Recommends topics for in-services based on audit results to manager. Prepares and presents educational material at coding meetings or training sessions.
  • Review and revises SMC coding guidelines as needed. Ensures current edition is available for all coders. Educate coding staff regarding changes accordingly.
  • Performs ICD-10-CM/PCS training for HIM coding staff and is support for organization related to the topic.
  • Demonstrates skills in curriculum development, document and presentation creation, course delivery and skill in personal computer operating systems and applications. Maintain and communicate class curriculum, schedules, agendas and sign-ups.
  • Provides testing and training for upgrades/changes, creating and revising necessary education materials and curriculum and educate coding staff.


Required qualifications for this position include:

  • Five (5) years of performing hospital based inpatient and outpatient coding, utilizing the most current versions of International Classification of Diseases (ICD) and Current Procedure Terminology (CPT).
  • Registered Health Information Technologist (RHIT) or Registered Health Information Administrator (RHIA) or Certified Coding Specialist (CCS).
  • Experience training and/or teaching in acute care hospital setting.
  • Experience implementing and improving upon a new program.

Preferred qualifications for this position include:

  • Bachelors degree or equivalent educ/experience.
  • Certified ICD-10-CM/PCS Trainer.
  • Experience using Epic and Quantim.
  • Experience working with management of the Quality Department, Clinical Documentation Improvement Programs, and other key stakeholders.

About Swedish Shared Services

Swedish is the largest, most comprehensive, nonprofit health provider in the Greater Seattle area. Our expanding network of facilities currently includes three hospital locations in Seattle, a hospital in Edmonds and the new Swedish Issaquah campus. It also consists of Swedish Medical Groups network of primary care clinics, and affiliations with suburban hospitals and specialty clinics throughout Greater Seattle.

Each campus has a local operations leadership team, supported by centrally located and led corporate services, such as Human Resources, Financial and Information Services.

We offer a full comprehensive range of benefits see our website for details


Our nonprofit Mission is to improve the health and wellbeing of each person we serve. Our Vision is to demonstrate the highest-quality, best-value healthcare to all we serve.

About Us

Swedish is the largest nonprofit health care provider in the greater Seattle area. It is comprised of five hospital campuses (First Hill, Cherry Hill, Ballard, Edmonds and Issaquah); ambulatory care centers in Redmond and Mill Creek; and Swedish Medical Group a network of more than 118 primary care and specialty locations throughout the Puget Sound. Swedish employs more than 13,300 employees and 3,100 physicians and allied health professionals. Whether through physician clinics, education, research and innovation or other outreach, were committed to caring for the people in our region and beyond. Swedish is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer. Swedish does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, gender, disability, protected veteran, military status, religion, age, creed, national origin, gender identity, sexual orientation, marital status, genetic information, or any other basis prohibited by local, state, or federal law.

Schedule: Part-time

Shift: Day

Job Category: Coding

Location: Washington-Seattle

Work Locations: Metropolitan Park East (WA152) 1730 Minor Avenue Metropolitan East Tower Seattle, 98101 Providence Regional Building (AK21) 3760 Piper Street Anchorage, 99508 St Patrick Hospital (MT1) 500 West Broadway Missoula, 59802 Prov Office Park Portland (OR21) 4400 Ne Halsey St Portland, 97213 Prov St Joseph Medical Ctr (CA3) 501 South Buena Vista Street Burbank, 91505

Req ID: 223569

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