This position provides managerial support to the centralized system clinical documentation team and assists in providing effective operations and improvement of the clinical documentation program. This position understands data collection and analysis for system, facility and physician profiling and provide ongoing communication on documentation opportunities, coding and reimbursement issues and overall performance improvement methodologies.
Assists in the planning, direction and monitoring of the system clinical documentation program in conjunction with organizational goals and objectives.
Participates in multidisciplinary process improvement activities, which may include steering committee oversight to attain optimal clinical, operational and financial outcomes. Participates in the development of system policy, procedures, and performance tools for program. Provides consultative expertise on coding process, DRGs and reimbursement methodologies to a multitude of organizational teams.
Provides assistance to multifunctional teams in the design and distribution of educational programs associated with clinical documentation for staff and physicians. Participates in the development and implementation of action plans based on meeting system initiatives and implements strategies to work with internal and external customers to ensure quality of the clinical documentation system.
Provides education, coaching, and mentoring to staff to promote system integrity throughout the organization. Compiles resource information that will extend the knowledge and enhance the interpretive skills of clinicians. Recognizes successes and identify ongoing opportunities by collaborating with clinicians and coding to improve program efficiencies.
Manages personnel actions including recruiting, new hire actions, interviewing and selection of new staff, salary determinations, training and annual evaluations. This position also participates in the development of departmental goals and objectives in accordance with company standards.
Participates in the development and management of the department budget. Assists in managing the financial and capital resources for the clinical documentation program and developing and implementing new or revised programs and/or services.
Prepares, analyzes, presents and disseminates performance reports for activities associated with the clinical documentation program on an ongoing basis for system, facility and department comparison.
Maintains current knowledge on laws, regulatory changes and actual practices, which affect clinical documentation, DRG assignment and reimbursement methodologies.
Requires a level of education as normally obtained through the completion of a bachelors degree in nursing, healthcare information management or related field or equivalent experience.
Requires Registered Nurse (R.N.) license in state worked.
Requires a strong working knowledge of healthcare operations, clinical documentation and reimbursement methodologies as typically obtained through a minimum of 3 years relevant experience. Must have a working knowledge of hospital operations, medical/nursing staff procedures, hospital and community resources. A working knowledge of software applications related to encoders, groupers, and spreadsheets and word documents is required. Excellent organizational, human relations and communication skills are required to maintain good rapport and effective working relations with facility leaders, medical staff, nursing staff and other departmental personnel throughout the organization and external customers. Must also possess demonstrated skill in problem analysis, project management, contract negotiation, conflict resolution and oral/written presentation.
Certified Coding Specialist credential, Registered Health Information Administrator or Registered Health Information Technologist preferred.
Additional related education and/or experience preferred.
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