GENERAL DUTIES: Provide clinically based concurrent and retrospective review of inpatient medical records to evaluate the documentation and utilization of acute care services. Includes facilitation of appropriate physician documentation of care to accurately reflect patient severity of illness and risk of mortality. Will play a significant role in obtaining accurate and compliant reimbursement for acute care services and in reporting quality of care outcomes.
DEPARTMENT SPECIFIC DUTIES: ï¿½ Collaborates with physician, physician extender, nurse, case manager, and health information management coder to identify areas for improved physician documentation ï¿½ Conducts initial and extended stay concurrent reviews on all selected admissions and documents findings on worksheets, denoting all key information utilized in tracking process ï¿½ When a need to clarify documentation in the records is identified, individuals must utilize assertive communication skills to guide physician, case manager, or other healthcare professionals to make changes appropriate to clarify documentation. Must work collaboratively with healthcare team to facilitate documentation within the medical record that supports patients severity of illness and risk of mortality in compliance with all guidelines and requirements. Follow thru to obtain response to physician queries. ï¿½ Utilize monitoring tools to track the progress, monitoring reports and data. Communicate findings with appropriate management staff. Able to identify areas of focus through report analysis. ï¿½ Assist in the development of physician query response reports. Provides education and in-service as necessary to physicians and ancillary staff.
Required: Must possess a current, valid California RN or LVN license or an RHIA, RHIT, or CCS credential; a graduate of a foreign medical school would also be considered. Minimum of 3 years clinical or inpatient coding experience in an acute care setting required; 5 years experience strongly preferred. Famililarity with coding concepts and coding software desired. Knowledge of care delivery documentation systems and related medical record documents. Knowledge of age-specific needs and the elements of disease processes and related procedures. Strong broad-based clinical knowledge and understanding of pathology/physiology of disease processes. Excellent written and verbal communication skills. Excellent critical thinking skills. Excellent interpersonal skills to build effective partnering relationships with physicians, nurse staff, hospital management staff, and health information systems coding staff. Ability to work independently in a time-sensitive environment. Computer literacy and familiarity with the operation of basic office equipment. Assertive personality traits to facilitate ongoing physician communication. Ability to stand and walk for periods of time is required in the performance of job responsibilities. Working knowledge of Medicare reimbursement system and coding structures/national coding guidelines
Job: Medical Records
Primary Location: Palm Springs, California
Facility: Desert Regional Medical Center
Job Type: Full-time
Shift Type: Days
Employment practices will not be influenced or affected by an applicantâ��s or employeeâ��s race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy), national origin, age, disability, genetic information, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, veteran status or any other legally protected status. Tenet will make reasonable accommodations for qualified individuals with disabilities unless doing so would result in an undue hardship.
Internal Number: 2005000987
About Desert Regional Medical Center
“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.