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Job Description Details:
The Clinical Documentation Specialists will concurrently review medical records and assist physicians in removing the barriers between clinical and coding languages to allow more specific and complete documentation.
Through interaction with the physicians and other members of the healthcare team, facilitates improvement in quality, completeness and accuracy of the medical record documentation to support severity of illness, medical necessity and level of services rendered.
Provides nursing care, ensures an environment of patient safety, promotes evidence-based practice and quality initiatives and exhibits professionalism in nursing practice within the model of the ANCC Magnet Recognition ProgramÂ®.
Conducts concurrent reviews of selected patient records to address legibility, clarity, completeness, consistency, and precision of clinical documentation.
Demonstrates understanding of clinical documentation requirements to ensure that the severity of illness, risk of mortality, and services provided are accurately reflected in the record.
Serves as a resource on appropriate clinical documentation.
Communicates documentation discrepancies and coding definitions to the physicians both written and verbally as needed to clarify clinical documentation in accordance to query standards and/or policies.
Conduct 1:1 educational sessions with physicians and other healthcare team members related to specific documentation requirements.
Collaborates with the multi-disciplinary team, including physicians, patient care services, case management, coding specialists and other healthcare disciplines regarding clinical documentation issues.
Utilizes computer systems effectively and maintains record of reviews completed, queries completed and outcome of physician response.
Responsible for compliance with Organizational Integrity through raising questions and promptly reporting actual or potential wrongdoing.
Education: Associate/Diploma Degree in Nursing and five - ten years acute care medical or surgical experience required. Bachelor of Science in Nursing preferred. A degree in Health Information Management with credentials of RHIA, RHIT, or CCS with extensive clinical knowledge and a minimum of 5 years inpatient coding experience will be considered in lieu of an RN.
Licensure/Certification: Current license to practice as registered nurse in the State of Ohio. Registered Health Information Administrator (RHIA), Registered Health Information Technologist (RHIT), or Certified Coding Specialist (CCS) will be considered in lieu of a RN.
Experience: Minimum of 5 years acute care medical or surgical experience required; Utilization/Case Management, managed care, or Clinical Documentation and experience in ICD-10 coding conventions and DRG methodology preferred.
Strong communication (verbal and written), interpersonal, organization and prioritization skills; Demonstrated ability to work effectively with physicians and handle multiple tasks and educational activities.
Ability to analyze, interpret and assimilate information from various sources.
Demonstrated knowledge in using clinical information systems and office automation.
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