Clinical Documentation Specialist- Hansen
The Clinical Documentation Specialist is responsible overseeing the quality and accuracy of provider inpatient and outpatient documentation and coding. The position requires an intimate and demonstrated knowledge of documentation and coding guidelines as the position will serve as a documentation "coach" to providers inside Prevea. In addition to these responsibilities, the position will also perform routine, systematic audits of pre-billed services as directed by the Director of Compliance and consistent with Prevea policies. The position requires high-level analytical skills, effective communication skills and impeccable organization. The position not only coaches providers on how to most effectively document under Computer Assisted Coding software but also serves as a real-time expert on how to document more effectively and efficiently.
(This list may not include all of the duties assigned)
- Present audit reports and results to management.
- Conduct internal audits of medical documentation to ensure the documentation adequately supports the providers service billed in compliance with the appropriate regulations and/or industry standards, as directed by Prevea`s Chart Review Policy.
- Develop and deliver education to new providers during their orientation process regarding compliant documentation and coding regulations and guidelines.
- Conduct audits on other compliance related topics as determined by the Compliance Director, Business Office Director and Coding Manager.
- Prepare written reports of the results of the audits, including recommendations for improvement and compliance with state and federal laws and regulations to include Prevea Health`s policies and bylaws.
- Plan and educate staff as required to meet compliance within regulatory guidelines and organizational policies.
- Develop, coordinate and deliver educational training programs/materials related to compliance, appropriate documentation and accurate/consistent coding.
- Develop individualized educational plans to improve provider accuracy where deficits are identified through internal or regulatory audits.
- Develop documents and assist in implementing policies and procedures to ensure compliance with state, federal and third-party requirements and to minimize corporate risk.
- Manage the post pay audit process.Education/Experience/Certifications:
- Knowledge of ICD-10 and CPT coding.
- Demonstrate interpersonal and team skills, the ability to communicate effectively orally and in writing.
- Ability to generate reports for management review that presents audit results in a clear manner.
- Ability to meet deadlines and respond well to frequent changes in regulation.
- Strong knowledge of corporate compliance programs.
- Skill, knowledge and ability essential to the successful performance of the job duties.
- Knowledge of anatomy and physiology, disease process and medical terminology.
- Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships in the department and across the organization.
- Ability to work independently and be a self-starter.
- Must utilize strong interpersonal skills to focus on problem solving, listening objectively and openly to other`s ideas and contributing to the building a positive team environment.
- Ability to express oneself clearly, concisely and tactfully to establish effective working relationships with all employees of the organization and relevant external parties.
- Critical Thinking - Use logic and reason to identify the strengths and weaknesses of alternative solutions, conclusions or approaches to problem/issues.
- Must focus on continual quality and process improvement
Non-Essential Duties: Other duties as assigned within scope of practice
Education, Training and Experience: Candidate will have an Associates degree and 2-5 years of auditing, documentation improvement or other relevant experience.
Certifications: EPIC Clinical Informaticist Certification
Typical Working Conditions:
Work is performed in an office environment. Involves frequent contact with staff and providers. Work may be challenging at times.
Typical Physical Demands:
Requires prolonged sitting, some bending, stooping and stretching. Requires eye-hand coordination and manual dexterity sufficient to operate a keyboard, photocopier, telephone, calculator, and other office equipment. Requires corrected vision to 20/30 and hearing to normal range to record, prepare, and communicate appropriate reports. Ability to lift up to 30 pounds. Required to drive to meet with providers occasionally. Required to lift and carry briefcase with binders weighing approximately 20 pounds
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Clin Documentation Specialist-CLINDS
How to Apply:
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