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Clinical Documentation Improvement Education & Quality Coord, CCHS Employees Only Job

Date: Jul 10, 2014

Location: Cleveland, OH

Hospital: Main Campus Exempt

Facility: Cleveland Clinic Main Campus

Professional Area: Managerial/ Professional , Nursing , Internal Caregiver Experience , Mgrl/Prof - Non-Clinical

Department: Cdi Admin

Job Code: T99020

Pay Grade: 14

Schedule: Full Time

Shift: Days


Job Details:


Provides one-on-one and classroom clinical documentation and coding education to Clinical Documentation Integrity (CDI) specialists, medical staff, midlevel providers and others. Is a subject matter expert for CCHS regarding documentation, reimbursement and data interpretation as it relates to inpatient records. Conducts the quality review of inpatient CDI cases, queries, assigned codes and working DRG. Participates in process improvement activities based on audit results. Participates in hospital or institute performance Improvement projects impacted by documentation.Educates and mentors new employees through the on boarding process. Provides classroom and one-on-one training for CDI staff including initial CDI process and concept training and on-going education related to new topics in CDI, coding and reimbursement. Supports CDS with new technology and technology updates. Assists with and/or provides suggestions for continuing education topics and issues for CDI staff. Monitors CDI compliance through quality audits and data analysis. Provides feedback to the CDI management team and staff regarding ICD-9-CM or ICD 10 CM/PCS coding, DRG assignment and related clinical documentation issues or concerns. Analyzes and evaluates clinical and operational systems and processes relative to inpatient reimbursement and quality statistics through chart review and other special study methods. Makes recommendations for data quality improvements and revenue enhancements. Develops and maintains CCHS facilities CDI policies and guidelines in accordance with AHIMA Practice Briefs, Official Coding Guidelines, ACDIS standards and Coding Clinic. Educates groups and individuals within and external to HIM regarding documentation, coding, DRG, ICD code assignment, and the reimbursement process. Interacts with and educates physicians and mid-level providers in group settings or one-on-one. Assists with the analysis of CDIS reports and other statistical reports. Provides assistance with CDI Specialist responsibilities as workload permits. Supports CDI program initiatives. Promotes good morale and cooperation. Encourages others and values their input. Shares information and seeks ways to add value both to the customer and to the team. Anticipates and responds to changing skills requirements. Seeks opportunities to learn new skills. Actively coaches and encourages team members to do the same. Successfully integrates team into the CDI process to promote their development. Complies with CCHS and departmental policies and procedures consistently. Performs all other duties as assigned.

EDUCATION: Must meet one of the following education requirements: An Associate's Degree in Health Information Management from a CAHIM accredited program or related field; or a Bachelor's Degree in Health Information Management from a Commission on Accreditation for Health Informatics and Information Management (CAHIIM) accredited program or related field; or a graduate from an accredited school of nursing (Licensed Practical Nurse or Registered Nurse); or graduate of a medical college.

LICENSURE/CERTIFICATION/REGISTRATION: Graduates from an accredited school of nursing must have an active State of Ohio Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN) or Registered Nurse (RN) licensure. Individuals with an Associate's Degree in Health Information Management must be a Registered Health Information Technician (RHIT). Individuals with a Bachelor's Degree in Health Information Management must be a Registered Health Information Administrator (RHIA). Individuals with medical doctor degree do not need to maintain a medical license. Certified Documentation Improvement Practitioner (CDIP), Certified Clinical Documentation Specialist (CCDS) or Certified Coding Specialist (CCS) preferred.

REQUIRED EXPERIENCE: Three years of experience in a clinical documentation improvement in an inpatient setting. In-depth knowledge of ICD-9-CM (ICD-10-CM) coding principles and DRG assignment. A Bachelor's Degree in Nursing or medical degree may substitute for up to two years of required experience. Formal coursework in anatomy, physiology and medical terminology in order to accurately interpret the medical record. Must have expert knowledge of CDIS application. Working knowledge of both personal computer applications and mainframe computer systems. Excellent verbal and written communications. Must be detail oriented and analytical in nature.


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