Mid-Level Inpatient Coding Specialist – Health Information Management – Altamonte

  • Adventist Health System
  • Maitland, FL, USA
  • Jan 13, 2018

Job Description

Mid-Level Inpatient Coding Specialist - Health Information Management - Altamonte
Florida Hospital seeks to hire a Coding Specialist who will embrace our mission to extend the healing ministry of Christ.

Facility Profile:
Established in 1908, Florida Hospital is one of the largest not-for-profit healthcare systems in the country, caring for more than a million patients each year. The 2,675-bed acute-care medical facility, comprised of nine hospitals, has been recognized by U.S. News & World Report as one of the best hospitals in the country for over 10 years. It serves as a community hospital for Greater Orlando and as a major tertiary referral hospital for Central Florida and much of the Southeast, the Caribbean and Latin America.

Work Hours/Shifts:
Monday - Friday; 8a - 5p

Job Summary:
The Inpatient Coder is responsible for reviewing, analyzing and interpreting clinical documentation contained in the medical record applying appropriate ICD9 and DRG codes conventions and requirements of Medicare Prospective Payment System. Actively participates in outstanding customer service and accepts responsibility in maintaining relationships that are equally respectful to all.

Knowledge, Skills, Education, & Experience Required:
  • Thorough knowledge of Medicare reimbursement methodology, documentation guidelines, data abstraction and encoder functionality.
  • Ability to communicate effectively with physicians and physician office staff
  • Computer skills to include Microsoft Office
  • Self motivated and ability to work independently, in a remote setting
  • Critical thinking and problem solving skills
  • Comprehensive knowledge of coding functions, rules and guidelines as it relates to DRG assignment
  • Thorough knowledge of medical terminology, anatomy and physiology and pathophysiology
  • Experienced level with at least 3-5 years acute care inpatient coding experience in a hospital setting
  • One-two years of coding education including formal education in anatomy, physiology and medical terminology (Preferred).
  • Comprehensive experience with cases that require a more complex level of coding (Preferred)

Licensure, Certification, or Registration Required:
  • RHIA, RHIT, or CCS or certification or credential

Job Responsibilities:
Demonstrates through behavior Florida Hospital's Core Values of Integrity, Compassion, Balance, Excellence, Stewardship and Teamwork as outlined in the organization's Performance Excellence Program
  • Reviews, analyzes, and interprets clinical documentation, seeking clarification from the physician when discrepancies exist. Effectively communicates with physicians and allied health personnel the need for comprehensive, accurate timely clinical documentation.
  • Applies ICD-9 codes, ICD-10 codes, DRG codes, present on admission codes, patient status codes, and participating physician codes with an understanding of how each is used and the impact the accuracy of the data has on mortality rates, clinical quality, reimbursement, internal score cards and key quality indicators.
  • Utilizes thorough understanding of the Official Coding Guidelines, Coding Clinic guidance, medical necessity and coverage determinations
  • Uses critical thinking and sound judgment in decision making; keeping reimbursement considerations in balance with regulatory compliance.
  • Assumes personal responsibility for professional growth, development, and continuing education to maintain a high level of proficiency.
  • Maintains the confidentiality of employees, patients, administrative staff and medical staff information with no infractions
  • Performs concurrent coding as assigned.

If you want to be a part of a team that is dedicated to delivering the highest quality in patient care, we invite you to explore the Coding Specialist opportunity with Florida Hospital and apply online today.

Job Keywords:
Coding, Inpatient Coding, RHIA, RHIT, or CCS