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Inpatient Coder Analyst III - FT/ Day

Req #: 17009545
Location: Tampa, FL
Job Category: Health Information Management
Organization: Florida Hospital Tampa
Potential Referral Bonus: $


Work Hours/Shift
Florida Hospital Tampa
Our hospital has celebrated many firsts in Tampa’s health care history since we opened our doors in 1968. Today, more than four decades later, Florida Hospital Tampa continues to offer innovative medicine as we elevate health care in the Tampa Bay region.
At Florida Hospital Tampa, our diverse clinical specialties provide world-class health care to our patients. We offer the most trusted, expert care in key specialties including cardiovascular care, neurosciences, orthopedics, women's health, cancer and surgery. Our skilled surgeons not only utilize minimally invasive and robot-assisted procedures, but they are also leaders in improving these advanced techniques.

You will be responsible for:

  • Adheres to Florida Hospital Core Values; display integrity, compassion, balance, excellence, stewardship, and teamwork.
  • Occasionally trains others, as in orientation of new employees or acting as a preceptor for workers learning new skills
  • Occasional contact with physicians and their office staff.
  • Occasional contact with CDI team.
  • Communicates to various departments when charges need added, deleted, or changed and when discharge dispositions and patient type/status needs clarified.
  • Professional demeanor, patience, and tact required in dealing with any and all staff within the department, the facility, and outside influences
  • Requires maintenance of confidential information encountered in every task associated with this job
  • Requires compliance with department Coding Policy and Procedure manual and Coding Clinic guidelines, as well as, any governmental coding regulations.
  • Requires coding knowledge of all specialties for multi-hospital coding.
  • Codes all the diagnosis, treatments and procedures for inpatient records in accordance to departmental policies and procedures.
  • Abstracts all inpatient, outpatient surgery and procedure charts Verifies CAC codes  and/or assigns diagnosis and procedure codes following ICD-9 coding principles, CPT Assistant, Coding Clinic guidelines and Department coding policies and procedures manual.
  • Verifies principal diagnosis assigned by physician or coder, verifies and agrees with diagnostic and procedure codes selected via Computer Assisted Coding (CAC), and Uniform Hospital Discharge Data Set definition of principle diagnosis.
  • Verifies CAC codes and/or assigns diagnosis and procedure codes based on physician documentation in the record supporting assigned diagnoses.
  • Assist physicians and other clinicians with questions regarding DRG, coding, and prospective payment requirements and guidelines.
  • Reviews  and/or verifies diagnostic information as entered into JA Thomas by the CDIS (Clinical Documentation Improvement Specialists),
  • Reviews assigned charges in the charge viewer to verify what is ordered and what procedures are carried out.
  • Informs the Coding Management Team of any coding or coding related issues that adversely impact the claims processing, coding accuracy, and compliance.
  • Monitors the status of the unbilled reports, and resolves work items timely to help manage the timely filing of unbilled accounts
  • Consistently maintains productivity and accuracy standards as outlined by the Director of Coding.
  • Reviews and Correct charges on surgical accounts, makes changes as appropriate.
  • Demonstrates attention to detail, thoroughness and accuracy in daily work.
  • Completes high quality work in accordance with outlined standards and procedures within defined timeframes.
  • Prepares workload reports and managerial support data as needed.
  • Works with other Coding team members to keep coding within the four (4) day cooling off period.
  • Completes coding for multiple facilities in a timely manner
  • Works with other coding team members to maintain ANSB days to less than 0.75 days after cooling off period.
  • Works closely with the CDIS (Clinical Documentation Improvement Specialists) for clear, complete documentation for all Medicare records entered into JA Thomas software.
  • Participates in department performance improvement reviews and coding reviews.
  • Meets and Maintains productivity standards
  • Meets and maintains a 95% or better in coding accuracy
  • Demonstrates initiative in providing patients/customer service and resolving problems.
  • Sets priorities and demonstrates effective organizational skills by optimizing use of time, meeting deadlines, and completing assigned tasks in a cost-responsible manner.
  • Using the computerized system, prepares reports
  • Improves skills through continued education and training.
  • Successfully meets requirements to code all patient types
  • Successfully completes all sections of the ICD-10 training via AHIMA

 What will you need?

  • Must possess in-depth knowledge of ICD-9-CM coding classifications, billing requirements.
  • Must be knowledgeable of encoding software.
  • Ability to work independently and collaborative with members of the health care team
  • Able to demonstrate effective interpersonal and communication skills to promote cooperation from health care team, providers, payers, patients and their families.
  • Knowledge of specific coding guidelines and Coding Clinic guidelines.  Demonstrates proficiency in the use of computerized information systems.
  • Demonstrates proficiency with Optum encoder, CAC (computer assisted coder) and grouper applications.
  • Able to demonstrate intrapersonal skills and to communicate effectively.
  • An Associate’s degree in Medical Record Technology/Health Information field or completion of a coding certificate program from an AHIMA or CAHIIM accredited school. 
  • Will consider candidates with inpatient coding experience in lieu of requirements if candidate can demonstrate coding proficiency by scoring a 75% or higher on an inpatient coding test.
  • Inpatient acute care hospital coding experience
  • Bachelor’s degree in a Health Information Management field preferred. Completion of an ICD-10 training course (preferred)
  • Three to five years coding experience in an acute care facility coding both inpatient and outpatient records. Recent dual coding (ICD-9 and ICD-10) experience (preferred)
  • Registered Health Information Management Administrator (RHIA), Registered Health Information Management Technician (RHIT), and/or Certified Coding Specialist (CCS). 
  • Must obtain within 2 years of hire

This facility is an equal opportunity employer and complies with federal, state and local anti-discrimination laws, regulations and ordinances.
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