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Clinical Documentation Improvement Coordinator - #203660 - FT

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Clinical Documentation Improvement Coordinator - #203660 - FT

Job Code:  203660
Facility: Palmdale Regional Medical Center
Location: PALMDALE, CA US Western
Region: Western
Travel Involved: None
Job Type: Full Time
Job Level: 
Minimum Education Required: Associate Degree 
Skills: Health Care -> Clinical Support, RN, Acute Care
Category: Allied Health
FTE: 1.0
Position Summary:
Responsible for improving the overall quality and completeness of clinical documentation. Promotes a partnership between the concurrent clinical reviewers, medical record coders, and physicians to improve documentation and reimbursement for PRMC. Facilitates clarification and specificity to clinical documentation through appropriate interaction with physicians, advocating for appropriate reimbursement. Supports the accuracy and completeness of the clinical information used for measuring and reporting physician and hospital outcomes to reflect the patient’s true severity of illness, intensity of care, and risk of mortality. Educates all members of the health care team on an ongoing basis.
A. Work Experience: Minimum of 5 years recent clinical experience in an acute care setting. Critical care of medical/surgical preferred.
B. Education: Associates Degree
C. License, Certification, or Registration required: Registered Nurse
D. Language Skills: Excellent written and verbal communication skills required.
E. Other Skills: Excellent critical thinking skills, detail oriented. Strong broad-based clinical knowledge and understanding of pathology/physiology of disease processes. Ability to work independently in a time-oriented environment is essential.
F. Reimbursement: Working knowledge of Medicare reimbursement system and coding structures a plus.

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