NYU Lutheran Medical Center is a full-service teaching hospital and Level I trauma center located in Sunset Park, Brooklyn. The medical center is central to a comprehensive network of affiliated ambulatory and outpatient practices, and serves as NYU Langone Medical Center's anchor for healthcare access, growth, and delivery in the entire borough. Learn more about NYU Lutheran Medical Center.
Position Summary: We have an exciting opportunity to join our team as a Documentation Specialist.
In this role, the successful candidate will be responsible for the facilitation of improvement in the overall quality, completeness, and accuracy of medical record documentation, by thorough chart review and extensive interaction with physicians, nurses, other patient care providers and HIM coding staff.
Uses software and CDI tools to conduct concurrent review to evaluate documentation adequacy
Performs admission/continued stay review on assigned charts to include assignment of DRG, based on coding guidelines/regulations (i.e. AHA Coding Clinic, CMS, AHIMA), identification of complications and/or co-morbid conditions, and specific co-existing conditions.
Applies knowledge of DRG documentation requirements to accomplish appropriate coding and to reflect accurate case mix index and clinical outcomes for the hospital.
Queries physicians for clarification and specificity of documentation in accordance with hospital policies and the AHIMA practice brief (Managing an Effective Query Process).
Interprets clinical information in the medical record (i.e. medications, vital signs, surgical outcomes, laboratory/diagnostic test results) to identify potential diagnoses.
Consults a physician advisor when indicated by review results and/or query response
Maintains worksheets on all concurrent reviews
Logs all concurrent queries.
Re-reviews medical records at discharge to identify responses to queries and validate documentation adequacy.
Confers with coding staff and HIM leadership to review assignment of appropriate DRG and completeness of supporting documentation as needed.
Reviews documentation for core measure standards and confers with the health care team to facilitate appropriateness of documentation.
Facilitates continuity of patient care by assisting in the screening process, making referrals and interacting with physicians and case management staff.
Provides post discharge/pre-bill retrospective review of records in HIM for potential documentation improvement by applying concurrent standards of review and query processes.
Coordinate final reporting of diagnoses with coding staff, providing clinical recommendations as needed.
Identifies opportunities for physician/practitioner education to improve documentation for severity of illness.
Participates in educational training programs regarding appropriate documentation required for complete and accurate coding and reporting.
Serves as a resource to staff and physicians to obtain information or clarification on accurate and ethical reporting and documentation standards, guidelines and regulatory requirements
Implements and participates in corrective action plans to ensure resolution of problem areas which are identified during internal or external auditing.
Provides feedback to physicians and other staff on the results of auditing and monitoring activities
Assists with special projects as needed and perform related duties as assigned.
Minimum Qualifications: To qualify, you must be an RN, Coder, or Healthcare Professional. Bachelors degree required (for all hires after 2008). Five years recent experience in adult medical/surgical acute care, utilization review, case management, or clinical documentation improvement. NY State Licensed RN or PA for Registered Nurse or Physician Assistant CCDS preferred
Bachelors degree required (for all hires after 2008)
Three years recent experience as an inpatient coder.
Certificate from accredited coding school.
CCS, HRIT RHIA or CCDS preferred
Graduate education leading to MD, DO, or equivalent degree required
2-3 years experience in acute care, health care administration or commensurate experience
Demonstrated knowledge and clinical experience relevant to clinical and regulatory aspects of care and reimbursement
Qualified candidates must be able to effectively communicate with all levels of the organization.
NYU Lutheran Medical Center provides its staff with far more than just a place to work. Rather, we are an institution you can be proud of, an institution where you'll feel good about devoting your time and your talents.
NYU Lutheran Medical Center is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer committed to diversity and inclusion in all aspects of recruiting and employment. All qualified individuals are encouraged to apply and will receive consideration without regard to race, color, gender, gender identity or expression, sex, sexual orientation, transgender status, gender dysphoria, national origin, age, religion, disability, military and veteran status, marital or parental status, citizenship status, genetic information or any other factor which cannot lawfully be used as a basis for an employment decision. We require applications to be completed online. If you wish to view NYU Lutheran Medical Center's EEO policies, please click here. Please click here to view the Federal 'EEO is the law' poster or visit http://www1.eeoc.gov/employers/poster.cfm for more information.
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About NYU Langone Health
NYU Langone Health, a world-class patient-centered integrated academic medical center, is one of the nation's premier centers for excellence in clinical care, biomedical research, and medical education. Located in the heart of Manhattan, NYU Langone is composed of four hospitals – Tisch Hospital, its flagship acute care facility; Rusk Rehabilitation; the Hospital for Joint Diseases, one of only five hospitals in the nation dedicated to orthopaedics and rheumatology; and Hassenfeld Children's Hospital, a comprehensive pediatric hospital supporting a full array of children's health services across the medical center – plus the NYU School of Medicine, which since 1841 has trained thousands of physicians and scientists who have helped to shape the course of medical history. The medical center's tri-fold mission to serve, teach, and discover is achieved 365 days a year through the seamless integration of a culture devoted to excellence in patient care, education and research. For more information, go to www.nyulangone.org.