Under direction, responsible for daily CDE work flow analysis and coordination of program resources. With support, ensure that the appropriate infrastructure is in place to support, maintain and achieve overall documentation excellence and compliance to support accurate program metrics and appropriate reimbursement. Works with physicians and staff to promote best documentation practices to ensure capture of discharge diagnosis(es), including any co-existing co-morbidities, and procedures in order to accurately reflect the patient's clinical status and care provided. Performs concurrent review of patient records for optimum documentation to support accurate assignment.
A minimum of 3 years working as a Clinical Documentation Specialist
Registered Nurse Required
Excellent written and oral communication skills
Strong understanding of inpatient coding and reimbursement
Proficient with Microsoft Office Suite of Applications especially Excel, Word, and PowerPoint
Proficient with the use of Microsoft products (Excel, WORD, PowerPoint, Outlook) required.
Epic Medical Record System experience preferred
Performs assessment of patient records to evaluate documentation for accuracy, legibility and completeness as they relate to assignment of codes, MS-DRGs and APR-DRGs.
Supports QSRP and external reporting inititives through concurrent review of medical record documentation
Works closely with coding staff to ensure documentation of discharge diagnoses and procedures are complete.
Communicates with physicians regarding missing, unclear, or conflicting clinical documentation.
Collaborates with case managers, nursing staff, and other ancillary staff.
Monitors provider documentation queries for timely and compliant response and escalates issues.
MEDICAL CODING (INTERMEDIATE): - The transformation of healthcare diagnosis, procedures, medical services, and equipment into universal medical alphanumeric codes. ICD- 10- CM and PCS coding skills.
MEDICAL TERMINOLOGY & DOCUMENTATION (ADVANCED): - The ability to comprehend medical terminology, anatomy & physiology, and pharmacology treatments in an inpatient hospital setting.
CRITICAL THINKING (ADVANCED): - The objective analysis and evaluation of an issue in order to form a judgment.
COMPLIANCE (ADVANCED): - Understanding the rules, regulations, sanctions and other statutory requirements, guidelines and instructions relating to governing bodies and organizations, both internally and externally.
VERBAL COMMUNICATION (ADVANCED): - Ability to enunciate clearly, using appropriate voice control and body language. Effectively transmits technical and business ideas and information to others. Listens carefully to ascertain points being made before trying to be understood.
WRITTEN COMMUNICATION (ADVANCED): - Demonstrates the ability to write clear, detailed, and comprehensive status reports, memos, and documentation. Demonstrates an understanding of effective composition, such as having first line in a paragraph state the subject.
PEER LEADERSHIP (INTERMEDIATE): - The ability to show leadership and influence people of equal rank to accomplish team goals.
Organizational Impact : Delivers projects/assignments that have a direct impact on goals/objectives of the unit/department that the job is in.
Problem Solving/Complexity of Work: Conducts extensive analysis of situations or data to resolve numerous, complex issues; may involve the input/work of others.
Breadth of Knowledge : Has in-depth level of knowledge within a professional area and working knowledge of other areas.
Team Interaction : May lead mid-sized projects; coaches and guides team members.
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