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Revenue Cycle
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Central California Region
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17738 Requisition #

Adventist Health is more than an award-winning health system. We provide whole-person care to our communities and champion the greater good - from the operating room to the boardroom, we are driven by our unique passion to live God's love through health, wholeness and hope. From Oregon to Oahu, we have a calling to always do more. Now is your chance to apply your passion to our mission.

 

We're looking for someone to join our team as a Clinical Documentation Specialist who:

Reviews, evaluates and assesses medical records of patients, looks for specificity of an illness, the accuracy of the clinician's documentation, coding requirements and documentation of important medical details to ensure the overall quality and completeness of clinical documentation of the patient medical record and ensure it is in compliance with government and other regulations. Works on problems of moderate to diverse scope requiring some interpretation of policies and guidelines. Applies working knowledge of the techniques, principles, theories and concepts to complete routine and non-routine assignments. Runs program(s) with moderate budget/impact.

 

Essential Functions:

  • Evaluates and assesses medical records of patients, looks for specificity of an illness, the accuracy of the clinician's documentation, coding requirements and documentation of important medical details to ensure the overall quality and completeness of clinical documentation of the patient medical record.
  • Analyzes and interprets medical records and clinical documentation and formulates appropriate physician queries.
  • Reviews quality of medical record and communicates when conflicting data are found, the CDS conveys deficiencies to the healthcare provider for more information to resolve the conflict.
  • Keeps abreast of regulatory changes related to documentation, coding and communicate these changes to appropriate staff.
  • Follows documentation guidelines and legal requirements to ensure compliance with federal and state regulatory bodies.
  • Acts as a liaison between the medical staff and the coding department. Works collaboratively with physicians and coding staff to ensure that clinical information in the medical record is present and accurate so that the appropriate clinical diagnosis and level of severity is captured for the level of service rendered to all patients.
  • Performs other job-related duties as assigned.

 

You'll be successful with the following qualifications:

 

Education: 

  • Associate's / Technical Degree or equivalent combination of education/related experience: Required
  • Bachelor's Degree: Preferred

 

Work Experience: 

  • Three years clinical documentation experience: Preferred

 

Required Licenses/Certifications: 

  • Certified Clinical Documentation Specialist (CCDS) and /or Certified Documentation Improvement Practitioner (CDIP) within two years of hire: Required

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