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Coder Analyst II - FT/Day in Tampa, FL at AdventHealth

Date Posted: 3/6/2019

Job Snapshot

  • Job Schedule
  • Location:
    Tampa, FL
  • Job Category
  • Date Posted:
  • Job ID:
  • Job Function
    Health Information Management
  • Travel
  • Shift
    1 - Day
  • Application Zone
    1-Shared Services
  • Organization
    AdventHealth Tampa

Job Description



Work Hours/Shifts

    FT / Day

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:

  • Encourages 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.
  • 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 outpatient records in accordance to departmental policies and procedures.
  • Abstracts all OBS, 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 coding, and prospective payment requirements and guidelines.
  • 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 correct errors to ensure the coding process is completed on a timely manner.
  •  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.
  • Assumes responsibility to maintain knowledge and compliance with all current hospital and departmental policies.
  • Reviews the encounter for proper admission source, discharge disposition, and assigns the operative physician and date of procedure to the chart-coding screen.
  • Consistently maintains productivity and accuracy standards as outlined by the Director of Coding.
  • Uses the proper chart abstract form and proper work task type for outpatient records and facility.
  • Places all consultations into the abstract
  • 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.
  • Participates in department performance improvement reviews and coding reviews.
  • Meets and Maintains productivity standards
  • Meets and Maintains a 95% or better in coding accuracy
  • Successfully meets requirements to code all patient types
  • Successfully completes all sections of the ICD-10 training via AHIMA


What will you need?

  • Knowledge of all specific outpatient patient types (Emergency room, ancillaries, surgeries and observations) and ability to code.
  • Knowledge of Specific coding guidelines, and Coding Clinic guidelines
  • Must be able to score a minimum of 75% on a SDS/OBS coding test, given during interview process.
  • Good computer skills with the ability to learn Cerner and Optum Encoder.
  • Ability to review documentation in a medical record and to enter into the coding software.
  • High school diploma and completion of a coding program from an AHIMA or CAHIIM certified school. 
  • Will consider experienced applicant in lieu of requirements if applicant demonstrates a 75% or higher on a coding proficiency test.
  • Surgery and Observation acute care hospital experience is required (preferred).
  • An Associate or Bachelor’s Degree in Medical Record Technology/Health Information Management or completion of a Coding certificate program from an AHIMA or CAHIIM accredited school.
  • 2-5 years Surgery and OBS coding.
  • RHIA, RHIT with CCS. 
  • Must obtain within two 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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