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Clinical Documentation Integrity (CDI) Manager- Remote

Company: Guidehouse
Location: Sacramento
Posted on: May 15, 2022

Job Description:

Overview Guidehouse is a leading global provider of consulting services to the public sector and commercial markets, with broad capabilities in management, technology, and risk consulting. By combining our public and private sector expertise, we help clients address their most complex challenges and navigate significant regulatory pressures focusing on transformational change, business resiliency, and technology-driven innovation. Across a range of advisory, consulting, outsourcing, and digital services, we create scalable, innovative solutions that help our clients outwit complexity and position them for future growth and success. The company has more than 12,000 professionals in over 50 locations globally. Guidehouse is a Veritas Capital portfolio company, led by seasoned professionals with proven and diverse expertise in traditional and emerging technologies, markets, and agenda-setting issues driving national and global economies. For more information, please visit www.guidehouse.com. Responsibilities The Clinical Documentation Integrity (CDI) Manager- Remote is responsible for assisting the CDI Director with new client implementations/engagement, work collaboratively with the facility CDI team to meet contractual obligations, and achieve best practice CDI metrics. The CDI Manager will assist in developing or updating CDI policies and procedures, ensure efficient utilization of CDI technology, assist with client month end reporting, continuous monitoring of key performance indicators (KPI's) and development of CDI education material for both CDI and physicians. The CDI Manager will be responsible to ensure the CDI team has the tools necessary to be successful in their daily, concurrent record reviews, query initiation and follow-up and query compliance reviews. The CDI Manager will escalate issues as necessary to the appropriate management team members. The CDI Manager will work collaboratively with facility team members and departments as required. This position is 100% remote. Essential Job Functions + Expert knowledge/experience in directing all aspects of a Clinical Documentation Improvement Solution + Ability to assess and identify potential health system opportunities in regards to contractual and best practice CDI metrics + Assist in the development of processes and initiatives designed to improve clinical documentation performance + Strong project management skills + Demonstrate effective communication skills and collaborates with medical staff, clinical departments and key facility leadership team members + Effectively utilizes reporting technology to analyze and drive continual improvement for the client and employee engagement + Maintains and demonstrates expert knowledge of CDI and coding process best practices + Drives optimal use of the CDI technology tool and reporting capabilities. + Manages and holds CDI team to key performance indicators Duties and Responsibilities + Leads by example, promoting teamwork by fostering positive, transparent and focused working environment to achieve maximum results + Cultivates exceptional relationships among facility leadership team (HIM Director, Coding team, Case Management, Quality and Medical staff) resulting in support and participation in initiatives which advance business objectives + Assist in daily CDI program oversight to include productivity, quality, education and training, auditing, report management, performance improvement initiatives and developing standardized practices, processes as well as policies and procedures. + Become an advocate for facilitating the best practice model for CDI, linking the most accurate capture of documented bedside care to the most accurate numeric reporting codes thereby, conversion into correct reporting, facility and physician profiling and acuity capture. + Assist in monitoring the performance of each CDI program to ensure alignment and support department and organizational goals as well as compliance in coding and query practices with regulatory requirements. + The Manager will assist in month end client reporting and analyses to track performance and trends and escalate issues as necessary. + Assist with CDI technology implementation as required. + Maintain a clear working knowledge of the CDI technology tool regarding data entry, report generation and tracking methods to ensure the most efficient use of the tool. + Establish a working understanding of each client, their facility, their internal structure, potential needs and clinical staff/physician/HIM relationship regarding current documentation/coding and severity of illness. + Seek to build knowledge and understanding in the ever-changing arenas of coding guidelines, DRG payer groups, case management/utilization review functions, clinical documentation trends, JCAHO/core measure guidelines and clinical quality of care issues. + Assist with in-service training of staff, query compliance quality reviews and physicians as needed. + Approves CDI timesheets, completes performance evaluations, develops team member performance improvement plans if necessary and monitors compliance learning module completion. + Clearly communicate and/or escalate program updates, risks or needs in a timely manner to the CDI Director and actively work to resolve and mitigate risk. + Build trustworthy and strong relationships with client staff, physician base and Guidehouse staff. Client Service/ Business Development: + Demonstrates a comprehensive understanding of CDI and Revenue Cycle service offerings as well as Guidehouse service offerings. + Perceived by the client as a lead person for the CDI Solution. + May assist with the development of proposals. + Actively participates in the recruiting process. Communication: + Provides regular status updates to VP Operations, CDI Director and department Directors. + Demonstrates solid facilitation skills. + Actively leads meetings with CDI team and other internal and client personnel at various levels as needed. + Demonstrates the ability to determine the most appropriate format and scope for client deliverables including the ability to create deliverables suitable for senior-level client and internal audiences. + Demonstrates effective listening skills. + Ability to identify and articulate project obstacles/ issues and determine potential solutions while working collaboratively. + Expresses self in a confident manner in individual and group settings Qualifications+ At least one of the following: RN, MD or MD Equivalent, RHIA, RHIT, CCS + CCDS or CDIP credential preferred + Must maintain credential while employed. + Requires at least 5 years acute care hospital CDI experience. + Requires at least 2 years prior management experience. + Familiarity with encoder and DRG assignment (MS and APR) + Strong clinical understanding of disease process . + Maintains current working knowledge of Coding Clinic Guidelines and federal updates to DRG system (MS, APR, AP etc) + Knowledge of medical terminology, anatomy, physiology, microbiology, and disease processes. + Excellent communication skills, employing tact and effectiveness. + Ability to converse with physicians in sometimes difficult scenarios. + Ability to conduct presentations to facility physicians and leadership. Work Environment + Flexibility in schedule to meet the client's needs Additional Requirements The successful candidate must not be subject to employment restrictions from a former employer (such as a non-compete) that would prevent the candidate from performing the job responsibilities as described. Candidates from Eastern Standard Time, Central Standard Time, and Pacific Standard Time Zones as well as candidates from Arizona, New Mexico and Utah will be considered for this position. Disclaimer About Guidehouse Guidehouse is an Equal Employment Opportunity / Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, national origin, ancestry, citizenship status, military status, protected veteran status, religion, creed, physical or mental disability, medical condition, marital status, sex, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity or expression, age, genetic information, or any other basis protected by law, ordinance, or regulation. Guidehouse will consider for employment qualified applicants with criminal histories in a manner consistent with the requirements of applicable law or ordinance including the Fair Chance Ordinance of Los Angeles and San Francisco. If you have visited our website for information about employment opportunities, or to apply for a position, and you require an accommodation, please contact Guidehouse Recruiting at 1-571-633-1711 or via email at RecruitingAccommodation@guidehouse.com . All information you provide will be kept confidential and will be used only to the extent required to provide needed reasonable accommodation. Guidehouse does not accept unsolicited resumes through or from search firms or staffing agencies. All unsolicited resumes will be considered the property of Guidehouse and Guidehouse will not be obligated to pay a placement fee. Rewards and Benefits Guidehouse offers a comprehensive, total rewards package that includes competitive compensation and a flexible benefits package that reflects our commitment to creating a diverse and supportive workplace. Benefits include: + Medical, Rx, Dental & Vision Insurance + Personal and Family Sick Time & Company Paid Holidays + Position may be eligible for a discretionary variable incentive bonus + Parental Leave and Adoption Assistance + 401(k) Retirement Plan + Basic Life & Supplemental Life + Health Savings Account, Dental/Vision & Dependent Care Flexible Spending Accounts + Short-Term & Long-Term Disability + Tuition Reimbursement, Personal Development & Learning Opportunities + Skills Development & Certifications + Employee Referral Program + Corporate Sponsored Events & Community Outreach #Indeedsponsored #LI- Remote

Keywords: Guidehouse, Sacramento , Clinical Documentation Integrity (CDI) Manager- Remote, Executive , Sacramento, California

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