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Manager, Clinical Documentation Integrity

Job Description

LifePoint Health- Health Support Center

The Manager, Clinical Documentation Integrity (CDI) is accountable for standardization, measurement, monitoring and execution of core competency functions in an assigned group (geographic or other) of CDI programs. 


ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS: To perform this job, an individual must perform each essential function satisfactorily with or without a reasonable accommodation. 

  • Engage in the CDI Workflow in an assigned location to promote the goals of the CDI Standardization Plan in individual facilities.  The manager will monitor, evaluate, assess, and remediate issues identified with operational efficiency, workflow, technology, medical staff/CDI relationships, educational needs, metrics, and leadership development.
  • Develop and directly execute an Educational Plan for providers, CDI Staff and Coding professionals in collaboration with LPNT Health HSC Compliance, Quality Management and Medical Staff governance at assigned facilities.
  • Monitor program performance metrics and proactively mitigating risk to the revenue cycle by intervening when metrics are not meeting program standards. Integral to the risk mitigation strategy is identifying root cause, developing a risk mitigation plan and collaboration with peers, providers and the Senior Director to engage them in process improvement strategies, including a plan for ongoing monitoring of the success of strategies that have been implemented, and assigned accountabilities.
  • Engage with assigned leaders in individual facility CDI Programs to monitor, evaluate and execute on specific program goals to achieve the future state identified in the site-specific A3 document. Such progress is formally documented, summarized and shared with the Senior Director on at least a Quarterly basis.
  • Regular and reliable attendance.
  • Perform other duties as assigned.

Additional Information:

SUPERVISORY RESPONSIBILITIES:

Not responsible for supervising employees.

Job Requirements

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS & ABILITIES: The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skills and/or abilities required.

Education: High School Diploma or GED equivalent

Experience: 5+ years of experience

Certifications:

  • Registered Nurse with Certified Documentation Improvement Practitioner (CDIP) or Certified Clinical Documentation Specialist (CCDS), or
  • Certified Coding Specialist (CCS), Registered Health Information Administrator (RHIA), or Registered Health Information Technician (RHIT) with Certified Documentation Improvement Practitioner (CDIP) or Certified Clinical Documentation Specialist (CCDS).

Licenses: RN for candidates qualifying with a clinical license.

Skills and Abilities:

Mathematical Skills

  • Statistical Mathematical Skills -- Ability to work with mathematical and algebraic concepts such as probability, statistical inference, and forecasting. Ability to apply and analyze concepts such as fractions, percentages, ratios, and proportions to practical situations.

Computer Skills

  • Moderate Computers Skills -- Frequent use of electronic mail, word processing, data entry, spreadsheets, graphics, etc. Ability to create, maintain and incorporate simple functions into documents, spreadsheets, databases, and presentations to support business objectives.

Communication

  • Moderate Communication -- Regularly uses moderately complex oral and written skills. May train others in functional areas, interact with others and make presentations to department or middle management.

Decision Making

  • Job Specific Impact -- Decisions generally affect own job or assigned functional area.

Nature of Problems

  • Varied Business Problems -- Problems are varied and complex, requiring analysis or interpretation of the situation. Problems are solved using knowledge and skills, general precedents, and practices.

Independent Judgement

  • Moderate Independent Judgement -- Results are defined; sets personal own goals and determines how to achieve results with few or no guidelines to follow; supervisor/manager provides broad guidance and overall direction.

Planning/Organization

  • Project Management -- Handle multiple projects simultaneously including task delegation, project oversight, and resource allocation.

PHYSICAL AND MENTAL DEMANDS:

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential job responsibilities.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is occasionally required to stand; walk; sit for extended periods of time; use hands to finger, handle, or feel objects, tools or controls; reach with hands and arms; climb stairs; balance; stoop, kneel, bend, crouch or crawl; talk or hear; taste or smell.  The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 20 pounds.  Repetitive motion of upper body required for extended use of computer. Required specific vision abilities include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and the ability to adjust focus.


WORK ENVIRONMENT AND TRAVEL REQUIREMENTS:

Work environment characteristics described here are representative of those that an employee may encounter while performing the essential functions of this job.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential job responsibilities.

Works in well-lit, ventilated and climate controlled office environment with routine office equipment; some equipment has moving mechanical parts.

In hospital environment, may be exposed to hazards and unusual elements, which may include but are not limited to bloodborne pathogens and / or contagious illnesses, toxic chemicals, and biohazardous materials which may require extensive safety precautions and the use of protective equipment.

Noise level in the work environment is typical for an office and/or hospital environment.

Minimum overnight travel (up to 10%) by land and/or air.


LifePoint Health is committed to providing Equal Employment Opportunities for all applicants and employees and complies with all applicable laws prohibiting discrimination against any employee or applicant for employment because of color, race, sex, age, religion, national origin, disability, genetic information, gender identity, sexual orientation, veterans’ status or any other basis protected by applicable federal, state or local law.

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Location US-TN-Brentwood
Employment Type Full-Time
Pay Type Year
Pay Rate N/A
Store Type Health Care
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Company Overview

Health Support Center

LifePoint Health was founded in 1999 on the idea that everyone deserves quality healthcare close to home and that strong healthcare creates strong communities. We began with a network of 23 hospitals in non-urban markets across the nation united by a singular mission: Making Communities Healthier. We are a financially strong company with significant healthcare operations expertise. We recognize that every community has unique healthcare needs, and for more than 17 years, we have worked to ensure the highest standards of quality care and excellent service to patients at each of our locations by understanding and responding to these needs. LifePoint has a track record of investing in state-of-the-art technology, facility improvements, physician recruitment and staff development. We give each of the facilities and providers within our network the resources they need to deliver high quality care and services to their communities and succeed in today’s healthcare marketplace. Learn More

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Job Description

LifePoint Health- Health Support Center

The Manager, Clinical Documentation Integrity (CDI) is accountable for standardization, measurement, monitoring and execution of core competency functions in an assigned group (geographic or other) of CDI programs. 


ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS: To perform this job, an individual must perform each essential function satisfactorily with or without a reasonable accommodation. 

  • Engage in the CDI Workflow in an assigned location to promote the goals of the CDI Standardization Plan in individual facilities.  The manager will monitor, evaluate, assess, and remediate issues identified with operational efficiency, workflow, technology, medical staff/CDI relationships, educational needs, metrics, and leadership development.
  • Develop and directly execute an Educational Plan for providers, CDI Staff and Coding professionals in collaboration with LPNT Health HSC Compliance, Quality Management and Medical Staff governance at assigned facilities.
  • Monitor program performance metrics and proactively mitigating risk to the revenue cycle by intervening when metrics are not meeting program standards. Integral to the risk mitigation strategy is identifying root cause, developing a risk mitigation plan and collaboration with peers, providers and the Senior Director to engage them in process improvement strategies, including a plan for ongoing monitoring of the success of strategies that have been implemented, and assigned accountabilities.
  • Engage with assigned leaders in individual facility CDI Programs to monitor, evaluate and execute on specific program goals to achieve the future state identified in the site-specific A3 document. Such progress is formally documented, summarized and shared with the Senior Director on at least a Quarterly basis.
  • Regular and reliable attendance.
  • Perform other duties as assigned.

Additional Information:

SUPERVISORY RESPONSIBILITIES:

Not responsible for supervising employees.

Job Requirements

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS & ABILITIES: The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skills and/or abilities required.

Education: High School Diploma or GED equivalent

Experience: 5+ years of experience

Certifications:

  • Registered Nurse with Certified Documentation Improvement Practitioner (CDIP) or Certified Clinical Documentation Specialist (CCDS), or
  • Certified Coding Specialist (CCS), Registered Health Information Administrator (RHIA), or Registered Health Information Technician (RHIT) with Certified Documentation Improvement Practitioner (CDIP) or Certified Clinical Documentation Specialist (CCDS).

Licenses: RN for candidates qualifying with a clinical license.

Skills and Abilities:

Mathematical Skills

  • Statistical Mathematical Skills -- Ability to work with mathematical and algebraic concepts such as probability, statistical inference, and forecasting. Ability to apply and analyze concepts such as fractions, percentages, ratios, and proportions to practical situations.

Computer Skills

  • Moderate Computers Skills -- Frequent use of electronic mail, word processing, data entry, spreadsheets, graphics, etc. Ability to create, maintain and incorporate simple functions into documents, spreadsheets, databases, and presentations to support business objectives.

Communication

  • Moderate Communication -- Regularly uses moderately complex oral and written skills. May train others in functional areas, interact with others and make presentations to department or middle management.

Decision Making

  • Job Specific Impact -- Decisions generally affect own job or assigned functional area.

Nature of Problems

  • Varied Business Problems -- Problems are varied and complex, requiring analysis or interpretation of the situation. Problems are solved using knowledge and skills, general precedents, and practices.

Independent Judgement

  • Moderate Independent Judgement -- Results are defined; sets personal own goals and determines how to achieve results with few or no guidelines to follow; supervisor/manager provides broad guidance and overall direction.

Planning/Organization

  • Project Management -- Handle multiple projects simultaneously including task delegation, project oversight, and resource allocation.

PHYSICAL AND MENTAL DEMANDS:

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential job responsibilities.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is occasionally required to stand; walk; sit for extended periods of time; use hands to finger, handle, or feel objects, tools or controls; reach with hands and arms; climb stairs; balance; stoop, kneel, bend, crouch or crawl; talk or hear; taste or smell.  The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 20 pounds.  Repetitive motion of upper body required for extended use of computer. Required specific vision abilities include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and the ability to adjust focus.


WORK ENVIRONMENT AND TRAVEL REQUIREMENTS:

Work environment characteristics described here are representative of those that an employee may encounter while performing the essential functions of this job.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential job responsibilities.

Works in well-lit, ventilated and climate controlled office environment with routine office equipment; some equipment has moving mechanical parts.

In hospital environment, may be exposed to hazards and unusual elements, which may include but are not limited to bloodborne pathogens and / or contagious illnesses, toxic chemicals, and biohazardous materials which may require extensive safety precautions and the use of protective equipment.

Noise level in the work environment is typical for an office and/or hospital environment.

Minimum overnight travel (up to 10%) by land and/or air.


LifePoint Health is committed to providing Equal Employment Opportunities for all applicants and employees and complies with all applicable laws prohibiting discrimination against any employee or applicant for employment because of color, race, sex, age, religion, national origin, disability, genetic information, gender identity, sexual orientation, veterans’ status or any other basis protected by applicable federal, state or local law.
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