Washington Permanente Medical Group (WPMG) is a clinician-led, self-governed and independent multi-specialty group practice, providing care to the more than 700,000 Kaiser Permanente patients in Washington state. We work unencumbered by traditional health care obstacles and without silos; prioritizing people over profits, collaboration over ego, and driven by a singular goal: our patients' health. At WPMG, we take care of the whole person, with a team to address the fundamental, social, and emotional needs that contribute to total health. We are clinicians motivated by the desire to make a purposeful difference in the communities we serve, and in how health care is delivered.
Kaiser Permanente-Washington Permanente Medical Group is seeking a Full Time 1.0 FTE Director, Documentation and Reporting Program to join our WPMG HQ team in Renton, Washington.
The Director, Documentation and Reporting Program is responsible for providing strategic leadership, direction, and oversight in achieving WPMG's Documentation and Reporting goals. The position works collaboratively with the Medical Director, Documentation and Coding, and KFHP/W departments to develop, coordinate, and monitor the appropriate and accurate capture of patient care; including services and diagnoses, by physicians and other clinicians, both in Care Delivery and the contracted network. In addition, the Director has expert understanding of the interdependence of accurate reporting with Quality, Compliance, benefit assessment, as well as the revenue cycle and risk adjustment teams. The Director oversees a team of resources who have primary accountability for a functional area which may include: monitoring, data mining, clinician & staff education, benefits assessment and implementation, and systems & applications support.
Principal Duties and Responsibilities
Serves as a Documentation and Coding expert, advising WMPG Executive Leadership on all Risk Adjustment Plans, Revenue Cycle issues, Benefit Assessment and Implementation and other complex healthcare issues of strategic importance.
Partnering with the Medical Director, provides leadership and direction in accordance with the overall strategic operational goals of WPMG.
Leads PMG efforts regarding risk adjustment (Medicare, Medicaid, Affordable Care Act, Commercial risk adjustment) for Care Delivery and contracted network provider groups.
Actively monitors operational and financial performance to anticipate and meet the needs of leadership.
Monitors KP implementation of risk adjustment in the commercial sector including the small group and individual market (in and out of the Exchange) and large groups and escalates any findings and concerns as appropriate
Applies thorough understanding of key business processes to effectively anticipate and address long-term implications of decisions and actions.
Participates in collaborative goal setting and strategic planning with key stakeholders.
Partners with other departments and teams to support and champion initiatives. Examples include: Quality, Compliance, Revenue Cycle, Finance, Benefits Administration, Epic (electronic medical record), Training and Education.
Fosters a positive and pro-active work environment, emphasizing respect for individuals, high standards of quality, customer service, innovation and team work.
Renton, with a population of 101,300, is located on the south shore of Lake Washington with spectacular views of the lake, the Olympics, the Cascades, and Mount Rainier. The Cedar River runs through the heart of downtown and offers an abundance of natural beauty and a run of federally endangered chinook salmon. The City is centrally located for access to the regions' transportation network, accessible by four state and three interstate highways, only minutes away from Seattle, Bellevue, Tacoma and Sea-Tac Airport. Renton's strong economic base, diverse marketplace and favorable business climate have attracted the attention of nationally recognized companies that are looking to provide employees and their families with an outstanding quality of life.
We are dedicated to building lifetime relationships with peers and patients in Washington State's richly diverse communities. Many know the Pacific Northwest as an attractive tourist destination with beautiful scenery, friendly people, and a host of cultural and recreational opportunities. These elements, and others, make Washington an excellent place to live.
Equity, Inclusion and Diversity
In our local communities and across the nation, Kaiser Permanente sets the standard for respectful care. With multicultural staff, equity, inclusion and diversity councils, medical interpretation resources, outreach efforts, educational programs and more, Kaiser Permanente puts people first in our medical centers and beyond.
As part of Kaiser Permanente, Washington Permanente Medical Group (WPMG) seeks to create equity in our communities, eliminate health disparities, and always put patients--the heart of everything we do--first.
Following the guidelines in our National Diversity Agenda, every member of our team strives to:
Provide culturally responsive and appropriate medical care to improve the health and satisfaction of all people in our increasingly diverse membership
Recruit and retain clinicians and staff that enhance our workforce
Grow our membership by providing exceptional service and clinical care to all communities in our region
Creating a diverse workforce, an inclusive environment, and equitable opportunity for employment, growth, and advancement are deeply linked to our mission, our business, and our economic future. WPMG continues to add programs that build and maintain a workplace where we engage with our members, communities, and each other--with dignity, respect, and cultural understanding.
Equal Employment Opportunity
As part of our commitment to our employees and the members and patients we serve, we integrate diversity into all aspects of our operations. Maintaining a workforce with industry-leading levels of diversity through deliberate planning, development, and outreach is critical to fulfilling our mission, sustaining our business objectives, and providing the best level of care to our members and patients. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, protected veteran, or disability status.