Florida Hospital seeks to hire a Coding Specialist who will embrace our mission to extend the healing ministry of Christ.
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.
Monday – Friday; 8a – 5p
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.
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
Successful completion of a coding education program (Preferred)
Hospital ED coding experience (Preferred)
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
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 in the emergency room medical record applying ICD9 and CPT codes in accordance with ICD9 and CPT coding conventions, FH coding policy & procedures, requirements of Medicare and other payer specifications and official coding guidelines as outlined by governing bodies.
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.
Florida Hospital is dedicated to improving lives not only in Central Florida, but also around the world. As a destination hospital, we are committed to serving the health care needs of our patients with a holistic approach to heal the mind, body and spirit. We strive to be the hospital of choice for patients, physicians and employees. Over the last 100 years, Florida Hospital’s mission remains unchanged: to extend the healing ministry of Christ.