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Director - Coding & Clinical Documentation Improvement - HIMS

Job ID: 955642
Facility: Vidant Health
Location: Greenville, NC
FT/PT: Full-Time
Reg/Temp: Regular
Date Posted: Jan 14, 2022

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Job Description

Vidant Health

About Vidant Health

Vidant Health is a regional health system serving 29 counties in eastern North Carolina. We are working every day to improve the health of the 1.4 million people we serve. Vidant Health is made up of 8 hospitals, physician practices, home health, hospice, wellness centers and other health care services. Vidant Medical Center is affiliated with the Brody School of Medicine at East Carolina University. As a major resource for health services and education, Vidant Health strives to support local medical communities and to work with providers throughout the region to deliver quality care. Our goal is to enhance services that are available locally and to eliminate barriers involving time, distance and lack of awareness that sometimes prevent patients from receiving the care they need.

Position Summary

The Director of Coding & Clinical Documentation Improvement (CDI) reports to the Sr. Administrator of Health Information Management Services and is responsible for providing overall direction and leadership to the 90+ remote team members on the Vidant Health corporate Coding & CDI team. The corporate Coding & CDI team provides Coding & CDI services to the nine hospitals within the Vidant Health system, including Vidant Medical Center, a 900+ bed academic medical center that serves as the teaching hospital for the Brody School of Medicine at East Carolina University. 

 

Responsibilities for this position include:

  • Developing and executing the overall strategy, goals, objectives and performance standards for Vidant Health's Coding and CDI division.
  • Actively managing and monitoring Coding and CDI operations, process, performance and quality. Ensuring complete, accurate, timely and consistent coding and documentation that adheres to coding and regulatory guidelines. Influencing process change to support modifications in documentation within the clinical record to assure optimal quality, compliance and accurate reimbursement is achieved.
  • Creating, managing and reporting facility and department specific key performance indicators. Monitoring performance and analyzing trends as demonstrated through CMI, CC/MCC capture rate, physician response rate, RAC reviews and other financial and quality metrics, determining root cause and addressing as appropriate. Leading individuals and groups towards identified outcomes, setting high performance standards and delivering quality services. Identifying and implementing process improvements to decrease costs and improve service for applicable stakeholders. 
  • Establishing and maintaining trusted relationships with hospital executive and clinical leadership. Building collaborative working relationships with physicians, clinical staff, coding, finance and revenue cycle to address issues related to accurate/timely coding, documentation, unbilled management and denials.
  • Leading or participating in various organizational committees and initiatives which involve or impact Coding & CDI.
  • Coordinating and participating in communication with the IT department to ensure appropriate systems, enhancements, and tools are utilized to effectively manage day to day operations.
  • Coordinating management of external vendor relationships and monitoring compliance with contracted service level agreements. Seeking out and acquiring relationships with vendors when needed, negotiating contract terms when appropriate.
  • Must have a clear and direct communication style, the ability to think strategically, manage competing priorities and proactively address significant issues or barriers.

Minimum Requirements

  • Eight to ten years of experience is required
  • Bachelor’s Degree or higher required, BS in Health Information Management preferred
  • RHIA, RHIT, CCS or CCDS certification preferred

General Statement

It is the goal of Vidant Health and its entities to employ the most qualified individual who best matches the requirements for the vacant position.

Offers of employment are subject to successful completion of all pre-employment screenings, which may include an occupational health screening, criminal record check, education, reference, and licensure verification.

We value diversity and are proud to be an equal opportunity employer.   Decisions of employment are made based on business needs, job requirements and applicant’s qualifications without regard to race, color, religion, gender, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, genetic information and testing, family and medical leave, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression or any other status protected by law. We prohibit retaliation against individuals who bring forth any complaint, orally or in writing, to the employer, or against any individuals who assist or participate in the investigation of any complaint.

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