Clinical Compliance Specialist:

Vancouver Washington

PeaceHealth is seeking a Clinical Compliance Specialist for a 1.0 full time equivalent Exempt position. This position will be working Day shift with shift durations of 8 Hours.

Req ID: 159315



Assists in developing and maintaining the Clinical Compliance Program for PeaceHealth in accordance with the Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) Office of Inspector General’s (OIG’s) Voluntary Guidelines for Hospital Compliance in 1998, the Supplemental Hospital Guidelines in 2005, Third-Party Medical Billing Companies in 1998, and other federal and state regulations.  Works to prevent, detect and correct compliance risks through the development and distribution of written policies and procedures and effective compliance training.  Develops and maintains effective lines of communication; responds to detected offenses, develops corrective action plans related to non-compliance.



  1. Assists in the development, implementation, and maintenance of the Clinical Compliance Program for PeaceHealth.  Develops and writes policies and procedures that establish standards for compliance, giving specific guidance to management, operational leadership, and departments.
  2. Performs audits to determine compliance metrics for coding and billing facility and technical hospital fees and professional fees. 
  3. Evaluates the adequacy, compliance and accuracy of documentation in support of services billed.
  4. Evaluates the adequacy and effectiveness of internal and operational controls designed to ensure that processes and practices promote compliance with regulatory requirements and guidelines.  Communicate audit results to hospital service departments, departmental leadership, and other appropriate staff, and provide physician and coder education.  Makes recommendations for management corrective action.
  5. Acts as a resource to clinical areas on compliance, documentation and coding issues.  Researches laws, rules and regulations, obtains legal advice as appropriate; develops action plans and time lines for corrective actions; and assists with implementation of action plans and process improvements.    
  6. Assists newly-credentialed/privileged physician and non-physician providers with assessing clinical activities and determining billable services.  Reviews clinical services performed by  providers to assure compliance.  Seeks legal advice as necessary.  Educates  providers concerning laws and regulations and applicability to PeaceHealth.
  7. Participates in the Clinical Compliance Program planning, including clinical risk assessments and project planning with annual and quarterly time lines.
  8. Responds to external audits and government investigations.
  9. Represent the department on committees and task forces and in various meetings.  May lead compliance projects, conduct investigations, and chair task forces/committees.
  10. Performs other duties as assigned.





  • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent knowledge and skills obtained through a combination of education, training and experience.



  • Minimum of five years clinical coding and compliance experience in a healthcare setting required.
  • Medical records management experience preferred.
  • Clinical experience preferred.



  • Certified Coding Specialist (CCS), Certified Professional Coder (CPC), or Certified Healthcare Compliance (CHC) required. 
  • Must obtain one of these three certifications within 18 months from hire date if not obtained at time of hire.



  • Strong interpersonal skills and evidence of previous success in dealing with staff at all levels, including nurses, non-physician practitioners, physicians, and management.
  • Strong presentation skills and ability to interact with all levels of leadership across the PeaceHealth continuum.
  • Knowledge of Medicare and Medicaid documentation and coding rules and guidelines.
  • Knowledge of healthcare compliance audit methodologies, principles and techniques.
  • Ability to interpret and apply documentation and coding rules and regulations, facility fee charge capture and reimbursement methodologies.
  • Clear, intentional and strategic communicator.
  • Demonstrated proactiveness and ability to work independently and self-directed in managing multiple concurrent projects.
  • Excellent analytical and problem-solving skills.
  • Advanced skills in all MS Office applications (Word, Excel, Outlook, PowerPoint).



  • May need to travel to off-site PeaceHealth locations as necessary.



  • Work requires fairly light physical exertion from up to 65% of the time.    
  • Ability to lift objects weighing 30 lbs. or less.          
  • Work is performed under normal working conditions with adequate lighting and ventilation.
  • Job duties frequently require intense concentration and attention to detail (up to 65% of work time).


Please apply online to be considered. For full consideration of your skills and abilities, please attach a current resume with your application.


About PeaceHealth


PeaceHealth, based in Vancouver, Wash., is a not-for-profit Catholic health system offering care to communities in Washington, Oregon, and Alaska. PeaceHealth has approximately 16,000 caregivers, a multi-specialty medical group practice with more than 900 providers and 10 medical centers serving both urban and rural communities throughout the Northwest. In 1890, the Sisters of St. Joseph of Peace founded what has become PeaceHealth. Today, PeaceHealth is the legacy of its founding Sisters and continues with a spirit of respect, stewardship, collaboration and social justice in fulfilling its Mission. 


We offer competitive compensation, a robust benefits package and a collaborative, Mission-driven work environment! To learn more about working at PeaceHealth and the Vancouver community please visit our homepage:


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Location: Vancouver, Shared Services Center (802)
Job Category:  Business, Administrative & Facilities 
Shift:  Day
Shift Length: 8 Hours
FTE: 1.0
Work Type:  Full Time
Hourly compensation starts at: $32.32, more depending on experience
Required Certifications/Licensure: 


PeaceHealth is committed to providing equal employment opportunities to all qualified job applicants and employees without regard to the following statuses: protected veteran; qualified individual with a disability; race; ethnicity; religion; gender; pregnancy; gender identity; national origin; age; genetic information; sexual orientation; or any other protected status in accordance with local, state, or federal laws.


The above information is intended to indicate the general nature and level of work performed by this position. It is not designed to contain or be interpreted as a comprehensive inventory of all duties, responsibilities, and qualifications required of caregivers assigned to this job.


Posting Notes: Vancouver || Business, Administrative & Facilities || Billing/Coding || Full Time || ORG INTEGRITY

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