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Inpatient Coder II
Tampa General Hospital

Location: Tampa, Florida
Work Setting: Hospital
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Facility Profile

Tampa General Hospital (TGH) is a private not-for-profit hospital and one of the most comprehensive medical facilities in West Central Florida serving a dozen counties with a population in excess of 4 million. As one of the largest hospitals in Florida, TGH is licensed for 1,007 beds, and with more than 8,000 employees, is one of the region’s largest employers.

TGH is the area’s only level I trauma center and one of just four burn centers in Florida. With five medical helicopters* we transport critically injured or ill patients from 23 surrounding counties to receive the advanced care they need. The hospital is home to one of the busiest solid organ transplant centers in the country. TGH is a nationally designated comprehensive stroke center, and has a 32-bed Neuroscience Intensive Care Unit. Other outstanding centers include cardiovascular, orthopedics, high risk and normal obstetrics, urology, ENT, endocrinology, and the Children’s Medical Center, which features a nine-bed pediatric intensive care unit, pediatric kidney transplant services and one of just three outpatient pediatric dialysis units in the state. As the region’s leading safety net hospital, Tampa General is committed to providing area residents with excellent and compassionate health care ranging from the simplest to the most complex medical services.

Tampa General Hospital was named the #1 hospital in Tampa Bay by U.S. News & World Report, 2018-19, and recognized as one of America’s Best Hospital’s in six medical specialties: Diabetes & Endocrinology, Gastroenterology & GI Surgery, Nephrology, Orthopedics, Pulmonology and Urology. Tampa General Hospital has been designated a Magnet Hospital by the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC), the highest recognition for nursing excellence. TGH is accredited by The Joint Commission and was awarded disease-specific certification in six medical specialties. TGH is also accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities (CARF).

Job Description

Job Summary

  • Perform a thorough review of medical record documentation to accurately assign diagnosis and procedure codes.
  • Utilize the encoder system to sequence the codes assigned and calculate the corresponding MS-DRG/APR DRG/APC grouper.
  • Abstract patient information into the computerized medical record and billing systems, ensuring the accuracy and integrity of the medical record data abstracted and encounter information prior to finalizing the encounter.
  •  Collaborate with the Clinical Documentation Improvement Team, Coding Team Coordinators and/or Supervisor to query for clarification of ambiguous documentation or, patient diagnostic and procedural information in the medical record.
  • Be knowledgeable in the requirements of the industry with regard to Medicare and/or Managed care regulations, the International Classification of Diseases (ICD-9 and ICD-10-CM/PCS) and the Current Procedural Terminology (CPT) coding systems.
  • Maintain quality and productivity standards established for the department and demonstrate proficiency in coding all types of moderate to high-complexity inpatient and outpatient records.
  • The Coder II may provide guidance and assistance to Coder I staff, Apprentices and clinical practice students orienting to the department.
  • The Coder II is responsible for performing job duties in accordance with the mission, vision and values of Tampa General Hospital.



Required Qualifications


  • Possession of a national certification in health information management coding from the American Health Information Management Association (AHIMA), as a Certified Coding Specialist (CCS).
  • Advanced-level knowledge of guidelines for the sequencing of diagnosis and procedure codes for appropriate classification systems
  • Advanced-level knowledge of anatomy, physiology, pathophysiology, pharmacology and medical terminology to accurately translate medical record documentation into the appropriate classification system for reporting purposes
  • Experience in computerized encoding and abstracting software
  • Excellent professional verbal and written communication skills
  • At least two years of coding experience in an acute care setting, preferably a Trauma 1 teaching hospital or large healthcare delivery system
  • Ability to multi-task and work independently
  • Ability to efficiently complete work assignments and interact with coding leadership team to review and discuss documentation, coding and reimbursement issues.





Preferred Qualifications


  •  RHIT or RHIA certification.
  • Experience with Epic electronic medical record software and 3M encoding and abstracting software
  • Five years of coding experience in an acute care setting, preferably a Trauma 1 teaching hospital or large healthcare delivery system.

Instructions for Resume Submission

For more information on this position and to apply online, please visit our careers website at and search by the key word “Coder II”.

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Posted: July 12, 2019 at 11:23 AM
Post ID: 40829

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