City
La Crosse
State
Wisconsin
Telecommute
Yes
Department
Quality Management Services
Position description
The Clinical Documentation Integrity (CDI) Specialist is accountable for reviewing patient medical records in the inpatient and/or outpatient setting to capture accurate representation of the severity of illness and facilitate proper coding. The CDI Specialist validates that coding reflects medical necessity of services and facilitates appropriate coding which provides an accurate reflection and reporting of the severity of the patient's illness along with expected risk of mortality and complexity of care. Documentation of discharge diagnoses and co-morbidities are a complete reflection of the patient's clinical status and care. Utilizes advanced knowledge of disease processes (pathophysiology), medications, and have critical thinking skills to analyze current documentation to identify gaps. Identifies opportunities in concurrent and retrospective inpatient clinical medical documentation to support quality and effective coding. Understands and applies regulatory compliance related to documentation, coding and billing for all health insurance plans. The CDI Specialist facilitates appropriate modifications to documentation through extensive interactions and collaboration with physicians, coding, case management, nursing and other care givers. Serves as an effective change agent as an educator and resource for physicians and allied health staff to improve the quality and completeness of the clinical documentation. Performs all duties and responsibilities in accordance with ethical and legal business procedures, compliant with federal and state statutes and regulations, official coding rules, guidelines and accepted standards of coding practice including appropriate clinical documentation policies. Duties include precepting, departmental resource, and CDI Team Lead role.
Qualifications
Required: Two years of experience or more as a Clinical Documentation Improvement Specialist (CDIS) and has either the Certified Documentation Improvement Practitioner (CDIP) certification or Certified Clinical Documentation Specialist (CCDS) certification and Certified Coding Specialist (CCS) certification

as well as, Any of the following: Registered Health Information Administrator (RHIA), Registered Health Information Technician (RHIT), Certified Coding Specialist-Physician-based (CCS-P), Registered Nurse (RN), completion of international or domestic medical program or, Formal education (accredited college-level course work) in human anatomy and physiology, medical terminology, and disease process or, Associate's degree or higher (candidates must also have completed coursework in medical terminology and anatomy and physiology) and, Certified Coding Specialist (CCS) certification.

** Visa sponsorship is not available for this position; Also, Mayo Clinic DOES NOT participate in the F-1 STEM OPT extension program**
Additional qualifications
Demonstrated skills in analytical thinking, problem solving. Effective verbal and written communication including ability to present ideas and concepts effectively to physicians, management and other members of our healthcare team. Self-motivated and able to work independently without close supervision. Demonstrated ability to work well with others in a creative and challenging work environment. Must be able to work flexible hours which may include evenings and weekends as required to meet business needs.

ALL MUST be included for your application to be considered:
  • CV/Resume
  • Cover Letter
  • Internal candidates must provide their past three performance appraisals.
License or certification
Certified Documentation Improvement Practitioner (CDIP) certification or Certified Clinical Documentation Specialist (CCDS) certification and, Certified Coding Specialist (CCS) certification.
Exemption status
Exempt
Compensation Detail
Education, experience and tenure may be considered along with internal equity when job offers are extended.  The minimum salary every 2 weeks is approx $2,696.80, based on a full-time position.
Benefits eligible
Yes
Schedule
Full Time
Hours / Pay period
80
Site description
La Crosse, WI, is a city of 52,000 with a metro area of 120,000 in the Upper Mississippi River Valley, located between Minneapolis/St. Paul, MN, and Madison, WI. The area offers unlimited, four-season recreational opportunities (biking, golf, hiking the bluffs and cross-country/downhill skiing). We have a great family environment with safe and high-quality schools, including two universities and a technical college. There are sport events, a local symphony orchestra, theaters, children's museum and a civic center.
Category
Administration, Business, Finance
Job posting number
144867BR
Recruiter
LaTasha Perkins
Equal opportunity employer
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