Virtual Clinical Documentation Improvement Liaison
Nashville , Tennessee
December 11, 2017
Parallon believes that organizations that continuously learn and improve will thrive. That's why, after more than a decade, Parallon remains dedicated to helping hospitals and hospital systems operate knowledgeably, intelligently, effectively and efficiently in the rapidly evolving healthcare marketplace, today and in the future. As one of the healthcare industry's leading providers of business and operational services, Parallon is uniquely equipped to provide a broad spectrum of customized revenue cycle services.

The Clinical Documentation Improvement (CDI) Liaison is responsible for the interface between facility based Clinical Documentation Improvement Specialists and the HSC coding staff. The liaison works with all facilities to improve the accuracy, integrity and quality of patient data, to ensure minimal variation in coding practices and improve the quality of physician documentation within the body of the medical record to support code assignments. The Clinical Documentation Improvement Liaison plans, assigns and coordinates the communication and validation of correct coding; actively monitors facility CDI requests and responds to questions submitted. Collaborates with Facility and Division CDI as applicable.

Supervisor - HSC Coding Director or designee
Supervises - N/A

Duties (included but not limited to):
• Proactively manages facility CDI and HSC MS-DRG discrepancy request reviews (including corresponding communications, escalation paths and tracking/trending/comparison of data)
• Reporting to HSC Leadership significant coding trends identified through the CDI process
• Maintains up-to-date knowledge of regulatory changes impacting coding requirements
• Coordinates training and education for coders and facility-based CDI staff when trends are identified
• Manages expectations and ensures services are delivered accordingly
• Practices and adheres to the "Code of Conduct" philosophy and "Mission and Value Statement"
• Other duties as assigned

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Knowledge, Skills & Abilities
• Coding Technical Skills - regulatory coding (ICD-10-CM, ICD-10-PCS, ICD-9-CM, MS-DRGs, POA Assignment) and associated reimbursement knowledge
• Leadership - leads individuals and groups toward identified outcomes, setting high performance standards and delivering quality services
• Critical thinking - actively and skillfully conceptualizing, applying, analyzing, synthesizing or evaluating information gathered from, or generated by, observation, experience, reflection, reasoning or communication as a guide to belief and action
• Building and Maintaining Strategic Working Relationships - develops collaborative relationships to facilitate the accomplishment of work goals. Possesses excellent interpersonal skills in building, negotiating and maintaining crucial relationships
• Building Trust - interacts with others in a way that gives them confidence in one's intentions and those of the organization
• Effective Operational Decision Making - relating and comparing; securing relevant information and identifying key issues; committing to an action after developing alternative courses of action that take into consideration resources, constraints, and organizational values
• Adaptability - maintaining effectiveness when experiencing major changes in work tasks or the work environment; able to adapt to change in environment and/or circumstances with a positive outlook; and adjusting effectively to work within new work structures, processes, requirements, or cultures • Initiative - independently takes prompt proactive steps towards problem resolution
• Managing conflict - dealing effectively with others in an antagonistic situation; using appropriate interpersonal styles and methods to reduce tension or conflict between two or more people
• Energy - consistently maintaining high levels of activity or productivity; sustaining long working hours when necessary; operates with vigor, effectiveness, and determination over extended periods of time
• Stress tolerance - maintaining stable performance under pressure or opposition; handling stress in a manner that is acceptable to others and the organization
• Planning and Organization - proactively prioritizes initiatives, effectively manages resources and keen ability to multi-task
• Communication - communicates clearly, proactively and concisely with all key stakeholders.
• Customer orientation - establishes and maintains long-term customer relationships, building trust and respect by consistently meeting and exceeding expectations
• Work Independently - is self-supporting; not needing to rely on others to complete a job
• Facilitation - ability to facilitate small to large groups of people at various organizational levels for purposes of planning, problem solving, or strategy development
• Quality Orientation - accomplishing tasks by considering all areas involved, no matter how small; showing concern for all aspects of the job; accurately checking processes and tasks; being watchful over a period of time
• PC skills - demonstrates proficiency in Microsoft Office applications and others as required
• Policies & Procedures - articulates knowledge and understanding of organizational policies, procedures and systems
• Project Management - assesses work activities and allocates resources appropriately
• Coach, Mentor and Educate - provides timely guidance and feedback to help strengthen the knowledge/skill set of others to accomplish a task or solve a problem
• Work Independently - is self-supporting; not needing to rely on others to complete a job

• Undergraduate degree preferred. Bachelor's degree strongly preferred.

• Minimum 3 years' health care management/leadership experience required
• Minimum 5 years' recent inpatient hospital coding experience required

• RHIA, RHIT and/or CCS required

A little about us:
HCA is the nation’s leading private provider of healthcare services. Comprised of locally managed facilities which include 230,000 employees at over 160 hospitals, over 120 surgery centers and 100 urgent care facilities in 20 states and the United Kingdom

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