Under limited direction and according to clinical documentation guidelines and established policies/procedures, responsible for improving the overall quality and completeness of clinical documentation. Facilitates necessary documentation in the medical record through extensive interaction with physicians, nursing staff, other patient caregivers, and collaboration with HIM coding staff to ensure the most appropriate reimbursement is achieved for the level of service rendered to all patients. Ensures the accuracy and completeness of clinical information used for measuring and reporting physician and DMC pay for performance diagnosis specific quality outcomes. Oversees clinical documentation patterns and trends to identify areas of improvement for the pay for performance measures. Educates all members of the patient care team regarding clinical documentation needs, changes to clinical documentation guidelines, coding and reimbursement issues, and pay for performance documentation requirements on an on-going basis. Develops and conducts on-going Performance Documentation education for new staff including case managers, coders, physicians, residents, nursing and allied health professionals. Compiles, analyzes and evaluates quality and clinical data collected as part of an integrated system-wide program of clinical improvement and documentation requirements.
1. Graduate from an accredited school of Nursing. Bachelors degree in Nursing preferred. License to practice as a Registered Nurse in the State of Michigan. Three years of clinically well-rounded medical or surgical acute care nursing experience. Critical care nursing experience preferred. OR Associate's degree in applied sciences or related field with emphasis in healthcare. Bachelors degree in a related area preferred. Credentialed as a RHIA (Registered Health Information Administrator), RHIT (Registered Health Information Technician) or CCS (Certified Coding Specialist). Three years of inpatient coding experience. Clinical Documentation Specialist experience in an acute care hospital preferred. OR Graduate from an accredited medical school, either foreign or domestic, with a CCDS (Certified Clinical Documentation Specialist) credential and minimum of one year experience working as a Clinical Documentation Specialist in an acute care hospital.
Primary Location: Detroit, Michigan
Facility: Detroit Medical Center Shared Services
Job Type: Full-time
Shift Type: Days
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Internal Number: 1905026896
About Detroit Medical Center Shared Services
“Tenet Healthcare Corporation is a diversified healthcare services company with 115,000 employees united around a common mission: to help people live happier, healthier lives. Through its subsidiaries, partnerships and joint ventures, including United Surgical Partners International, the Company operates general acute care and specialty hospitals, ambulatory surgery centers, urgent care centers and other outpatient facilities. Tenet's Conifer Health Solutions subsidiary provides technology-enabled performance improvement and health management solutions to hospitals, health systems, integrated delivery networks, physician groups, self-insured organizations and health plans.