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Physician Coder - Professional Surgery (REMOTE) Job in Tampa, Florida

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Job Title: Physician Coder - Professional Surgery (REMOTE)

Employer:Shriners Hospitals for Children
Job Location:Remote
Skills:physician services coding,ICD-10 diagnosis coding,CPT procedure coding
Specialties:pediatric orthopedic, burn treatment, trauma surgery
Required Certifications:CPC,CCS-P or CCS
Required Experience:3 to 4 years
Location:2900 N Rocky Point Drive Tampa 33607, FL, US
* Note: This listing is for a remote position
Date Posted:7/14/2021

The Physician Coder performs coding for Professional Surgical encounters at the stated minimum performance levels. Analyzes and interprets medical information in the medical record and assigns the correct code to the diagnoses / procedures of Physician medical records according to established coding guidelines, using CPT procedure and ICD-10 diagnosis coding.


  • Coding accuracy of 95% or better is achieved – 30%
  • Ensures that when work is to the accepted level, pitches in to assist team members on a routine basis.  Volunteers for overtime – 10%
  • As appropriate, open communication related to the work environment is maintained with the coding manager and other departmental co-workers, responsive and acknowledges emails sent by Manager and auditors within the acceptable timeframe – 10%
  • Completes a minimum of 6 surgical charts per hour - 30%
  • Completes Physician hold report updating the task queue on time and in acceptable format on applicable due dates with appropriate hold reasons – 20%


  • 3 years’ experience with surgical coding required
  • 3 years’ experience coding Pediatric Orthopedics, Burn Treatment and / or Trauma Surgery required
  • Computer literacy to include Windows, Microsoft Office (Word, Outlook, and Excel) required.  
  • 3 years of JCAHO/DHEC standards related to CPT and ICD-10 coding guidelines required. 
  • Knowledge of Medical Terminology required
  • Above average spelling/grammar, and keyboarding skills (40 wpm with accuracy) required


  • High School Degree required
  • Minimum of Certified Coding Specialist CCS)/Certified Coding Specialist-Physician’s Office (CCS-P) through AHIMA, or Certified Professional Coder (CPC) through AAPC, required


  • Proven coding quality of 95% or higher with outpatient encounters, productivity of six (6) per hour for surgical encounters, and 13 per hour for Evaluation & Management Coding (and radiology as applicable)
  • Working knowledge of Microsoft computer applications (Excel, Word, PowerPoint, Outlook)
  • Working knowledge of 3M system
  • Excellent written, verbal and presentation skills
  • Excellent business judgment, decision making, and business savvy
  • Experience working collaboratively with IT, HIMS, Finance, Compliance, Managed Care, Business & Clinical Operations
  • Strong understanding and appreciation for the automation of revenue cycle functions and the engagement of the customer in that automated process
  • Knowledge of applied statistics, process analysis and outcomes analysis



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