We’ll count on you to ensure the accuracy of medical information. You can count on us for a meaningful career opportunity.
Here is your opportunity to build a satisfying career with a renowned organization. Lakeland Regional Health is a nationally recognized, not-for-profit healthcare system located in central Florida. Our 849-bed Lakeland Campus is one of the largest hospitals in the state and operates the nation's busiest emergency department. Committed to treating patients and professionals with the kindness and respect we all deserve, we have earned the Great Workplace Award from Gallup as well as inclusion among the list of America's Best Mid-Size Employers by Forbes.
Growth and Opportunity
100 years of stability
If you would like the chance to do work that is meaningful and rewarding, join us as:
LRHPG Coder II Lakeland Regional Health Business Center, Lakeland, Florida Day Shift: Monday - Friday, 8am - 5pm
Under the direction of the ambulatory coding quality manager, the professional we select will review clinical documentation and diagnostic results. This individual will extract data and apply appropriate ICD-10-CM, CPT, and/or HCPS codes and modifiers to clinic encounters and hospital-based services for reimbursement and statistical purposes. Communicating with providers or other hospital team members, this person will obtain optimal documentation to meet coding and compliance standards; abstract clinical and demographic data in ICD-10 CM, CPT, and HCPCS codes and modifiers into the computerized patient abstract; and participate in ongoing continued education to assure knowledge and compliance with annual changes.
Additional responsibilities include:
Reviewing medical records to determine whether diagnostic and procedure codes accurately reflect provider documentation.
Assigning and sequencing diagnostic and procedural codes using appropriate classification systems and official coding guidelines.
Demonstrating competence in coding and abstracting requirements by maintaining less than 5% error rate for all ICD-10-CM, CPT, and HPCS codes and modifiers.
Continuously reviewing changes in coding rules and regulations including in Coding Clinic, CPT Assistant, CMS, and other payer guidelines.
Prioritizing coding functions as directed by the Manager, and organizing job functions and work assignments to efficiently complete tasks within the established time frames.
Demonstrating knowledge of all equipment and systems/technology necessary to complete duties and responsibilities.
Identifying and summarizing findings for internal and external parties to help providers improve their documentation and coding.
Educating, training, and providing assistance so that providers and clinic staff can close gaps in diagnoses and treatment opportunities.
Seeking clarification from healthcare providers or other designated resources to ensure accurate and complete coding.
Reviewing appropriate work queues/reports daily to address coding reviews, edits, and corrections.
Assisting healthcare providers and clinics in identifying and resolving issues related to incomplete or missing chart information, ambiguous documentation, or codes that do not conform to regulatory guidelines.
Education, Experience, and Licensure
Successful applicants will each possess two or more years of experience in a professional/ambulatory coding setting or a similar acute-care hospital outpatient coding background; CPC, CCS-P, or CCS; and a high school diploma or GED equivalent. Associate’s degree preferred.
Zero-deductible/zero-co-pay medical coverage with LRH providers