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Position Summary:

We have an exciting opportunity to join our team as a Associate Director - CDI.

In this role, the successful candidate supports the Director of CDI Program with attainment and development of operational and strategic goals; responsible for providing assistance with coordination of overall activities of the Program and its staff.

Assists the Director with:

  • Facilitation of improvement in the overall quality, completeness, and accuracy of medical record documentation through extensive interaction with clinicians.
  • Ensuring clinical documentation within the hospital accurately reflects the services and care provided to patients and is consistent with the criteria for high quality clinical documentation.
  • Coordination of physician clinical documentation, coding and reimbursement processes in working towards agreed upon quality and productivity targets for all services.
  • Ensuring the appropriate Diagnosis-Related Group (DRG) assignment reflects care rendered to the patient and the severity of illness (SOI) and risk of mortality (ROM).
  • Validating the accuracy and completeness of clinical information used for measuring and reporting the DRG assignment and case mix weight.
  • Providing education and training about regulatory and reimbursement changes on an ongoing basis.
  • Overseeing and maintaining the integrity of CDI Program performance by tracking and reporting data including various metrics and trend analysis.
  • Analyzing data and providing reports to evaluate the financial impact of the program.
  • Measuring the effectiveness of documentation tools, trend and quantify the effectiveness of coding and evaluating the success of concurrent documentation improvement on an ongoing basis.
  • Serves as Transitional Project Manager for ICD-10 Readiness at Lutheran Medical Center.

Job Responsibilities:

  • In collaboration with the Director of the CDI Program: Develops, prepares and conducts CDI staff orientation and program training and as needed when new coding requirements/guidelines impact program and documentation practices/policies.
  • Evaluates and monitors job performance of the CDI staff; provides counseling and performs personnel-related activities.
  • Performs regular audits of program to monitor regulatory compliance.
  • Performs data and fiscal analysis relevant to CDI outcomes and interventions, prepares management reports and presentations to all levels of clinical and administrative leadership.
  • Establishes appropriate working rapport with service chiefs/chairs, Chief Medical Officer (CMO), Chief Quality Officer (CQO) to enhance physician collaboration, education, and support for CDI Program.
  • Identifies new opportunities for licensed independent practitioner (LIP) education to improve documentation for SOI and ROM.
  • Provides relevant orientation, education and training to all members of the patient care team (physicians, residents, NPs, allied health and nursing) about regulatory and reimbursement changes on an ongoing basis.
  • Serves as Transitional Project Manager for ICD-10 Readiness at Lutheran Medical Center. Collaborates with NYU's ICD-10 readiness team to operationalize the vision, strategy and guiding principles of the NYU/Lutheran ICD-10 readiness plan.
  • Plans, develops, oversees and implements ICD-10 training including scheduling, validation, follow-up, introductory presentations, and communication; provides learning management system setup and support.
  • Develops ICD-10 training schedule for staff (providers, coders, clinical documentation specialist and other groups identified) and service-specific ICD-10 workflows and job aids.
  • Assesses coding and clinical documentation improvement outcomes.
  • Identifies departments in need of remediation, creates plan and implements system change or training as necessary.
  • Ensures ICD-10 Readiness plans and associated documents are kept up to date and that risks, issues and change requests are accurately tracked and updated.
  • Coordinates across enterprise to ensure team members and involved departments are meeting required deadlines.

Minimum Qualifications:

To qualify you must have:

  • Bachelor's degree in nursing, HIM or related field with AHIMA or ACDIS credentials in clinical documentation improvement.
  • 2 + years of supervisory experience in DRG coding/payor issues and/or documentation strategies.
  • Knowledge of federal, state and payer reimbursement methods, DRG's and severity systems as well as universal coding practices and guidelines.
  • High level of clinical knowledge.

Required Licenses: Am Hlth Info Mgmt Assoc-AHIMA

Preferred Qualifications:

Master's Degree in nursing, HIM or related field plus AHIMA or ACDIS credentials in clinical documentation improvement and coding.

Qualified candidates must be able to effectively communicate with all levels of the organization.

NYU Langone Health 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 Langone Health 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.

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Position Summary:

Supports the Director of CDI Program with attainment and development of operational and strategic goals; responsible for providing assistance with coordination of overall activities of the Program and its staff. Assists the Director with:
Facilitation of improvement in the overall quality, completeness, and accuracy of medical record documentation through extensive interaction with clinicians.
Ensuring clinical documentation within the hospital accurately reflects the services and care provided to patients and is consistent with the criteria for high quality clinical documentation.
Coordination of physician clinical documentation, coding and reimbursement processes in working towards agreed upon quality and productivity targets for all services.
Ensuring the appropriate Diagnosis-Related Group (DRG) assignment reflects care rendered to the patient and the severity of illness (SOI) and risk of mortality (ROM).
Validating the accuracy and completeness of clinical information used for measuring and reporting the DRG assignment and case mix weight.
Providing education and training about regulatory and reimbursement changes on an ongoing basis.
Overseeing and maintaining the integrity of CDI Program performance by tracking and reporting data including various metrics and trend analysis.
Analyzing data and providing reports to evaluate the financial impact of the program.
Measuring the effectiveness of documentation tools, trend and quantify the effectiveness of coding and evaluating the success of concurrent documentation improvement on an ongoing basis.
Serves as Transitional Project Manager for ICD-10 Readiness at Lutheran Medical Center.

Minimum Qualifications:

Bachelor's degree in nursing, HIM or related field with AHIMA or ACDIS credentials in clinical documentation improvement..

Required Licenses: Am Hlth Info Mgmt Assoc-AHIMA

Preferred Qualifications:

Master's Degree in nursing, HIM or related field plus AHIMA or ACDIS credentials in clinical documentation improvement and coding.



* The salary listed in the header is an estimate based on salary data for similar jobs in the same area. Salary or compensation data found in the job description is accurate.


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