Employment Type:Contract to Hire
Department: Clinical Doc Integrity (CDI) Job Category: Clinical-Nursing-Travel Job Title: CDI Specialist I - MN
Duties: "POSITION OVERVIEW:The Clinical Documentation Integrity (CDI) Specialist is accountable for reviewing patient medical records in the inpatient and/or outpatient setting to capture accurate representation of the severity of illness and facilitate proper coding. The CDI Specialist validates that coding reflects medical necessity of services and facilitates appropriate coding which provides an accurate reflection and reporting of the severity of the patient's illness along with expected risk of mortality and complexity of care. Documentation of discharge diagnoses and co-morbidities are a complete reflection of the patient's clinical status and care. Utilizes advanced knowledge of disease processes (pathophysiology), medications, and have critical thinking skills to analyze current documentation to identify gaps. Identifies opportunities in concurrent and retrospective inpatient clinical medical documentation to support quality and effective coding. Understands and applies regulatory compliance related to documentation, coding and billing for all health insurance plans. The CDI Specialist facilitates appropriate modifications to documentation through extensive interactions and collaboration with physicians, coding, case management, nursing and other care givers. Serves as an effective change agent as an educator and resource for physicians and allied health staff to improve the quality and completeness of the clinical documentation. Performs all duties and responsibilities in accordance with ethical and legal business procedures, compliant with federal and state statutes and regulations, official coding rules, guidelines and accepted standards of coding practice including appropriate clinical documentation policies."
Skills: "ADDITIONAL EXPERIENCE AND/OR QUALIFICATIONS:Bachelor of Science-Nursing (BSN) or Registered Health Information Administrator (RHIA). Demonstrated skills in analytical thinking, problem solving. Effective verbal and written communication including ability to present ideas and concepts effectively to physicians, management and other members of our healthcare team. Self-motivated and able to work independently without close supervision. Demonstrated ability to work well with others in a creative and challenging work environment. Must be able to work flexible hours which may include evenings and weekends as required to meet business needs."
Education: "MINIMUM EDUCATION AND/OR EXPEREINCE REQUIRED:Entry-level or minimal experience in a Clinical Documentation Integrity Specialist (CDIS) role and must have the Certified Clinical Documentation Specialist (CCDS) or the Certified Documentation Improvement Practitioner (CDIP) certification] and: Any of the following: Registered Health Information Technician (RHIT), Certified Coding Specialist (CCS), Certified Coding Specialist-Physician-based (CCS-P), Registered Nurse (RN), completion of international or domestic medical program or, Formal education (accredited college-level course work) in human anatomy and physiology, medical terminology, and disease process or, Associate's degree or higher (candidates must also have completed coursework in medical terminology and anatomy and physiology. LICENSURE/CERTIFICATION REQUIRED:Registered Health Information Technician (RHIT), Registered Health Information Administrator (RHIA), Certified Coding Specialist-Physician-based (CCS-P), Associated Degree Nurse (ADN-RN), completion of international or domestic medical program or, Formal education (accredited college-level course work) in human anatomy and physiology, medical terminology, and disease process or, an Associate's degree or higher (candidates must also have completed coursework in medical terminology and anatomy and physiology) and, Certified Documentation Improvement Practitioner (CDIP) certification or Certified Clinical Documentation Specialist (CCDS) certification."
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