Are you an experienced RN looking to join our team of Healthcare Heroes? Our Geisinger nurses make a difference in the lives of the people they see every day- our friends, neighbors, and family members. Through professional growth, quality improvement, and interdisciplinary collaboration, we've built an innovative culture that allows nurses to grow their skillsets, develop their practice, and leverage their years of experience to build a rewarding, lasting career with impact.
The Clinical Documentation Improvement Program (CDI) is designed to improve the physician's documentation in the patient's medical record, supporting the appropriate severity of illness, expected risk of mortality and complexity of care of the patient.
The role of the Clinical Documentation Improvement Specialist (CDIS) is to assist the providers with accurately identifying and documenting the healthcare services provided to the patient. This is accomplished with the recognition of complete and accurate diagnoses, procedures performed, and the treatment provided. The core of the program uses highly trained staff members to perform a concurrent inpatient review of the record. This allows the record to be coded post discharge in a timely and accurate manner. A highly successful CDI program is based on a highly interactive process between physicians, CDIS staff and other support services.
The program does not challenge the provider's medical judgement, but rather provides a methodology in which to clarify existing documentation. Acts as a liaison between the clinical and coding functions. Provides education to the medical staff and other clinical professional on documentation relevant to the Revenue Management processes and Discharge Not Final Billed reduction. Provides daily interactions with physicians and clinical professionals regarding documentation clarification and optimization. It is expected that the CDIS have previous clinical skills, including an understanding of Anatomy and Physiology in order to appropriately discuss with the physician such issues as the underlying etiology, principal diagnosis, diagnostic studies, treatment modalities, to name a few.
The essential focus of this position is to analyze the clinical information, using the documentation as the primary driver for overall System Case Mix Index.
Reviews inpatient medical records within 24-48 hours of admission for a specified patient population to evaluate documentation to assign the principal diagnosis, relevant secondary diagnoses, and procedures for accurate DRG assignment, risk of mortality, severity of illness; and initiate documentation of the review.
Pursues a subsequent review of records every 3 days to support and assign a working DRG assignment upon discharge.
Formulates queries when it is determined there is missing documentation, conflicting documentation or unclear documentation.
Provides on-going education to physicians and essential healthcare providers regarding clinical documentation improvement and the need for accurate and complete documentation in the patient's record.
Collaborates with nursing staff, nutrition, pharmacist, along with the physicians on documentation and to resolve queries prior to the patient's discharge.
Consistently meets established productivity targets for record review.
Identifies strategies for sustained work process changes that facilitate complete, accurate clinical documentation.
Participates in the analysis and trending of statistical data for specified patient population; identifies opportunity for improvement.
Promotes a partnership with the inpatient coding professionals to ensure the accuracy of principal diagnosis, procedures and completeness of supporting documentation to determine the working and final DRG, severity of illness and risk of mortality.
Acts as a resource person for the interdisciplinary team in order to promote collaboration and coordination of patient care considering age specific, developmental, cultural, and spiritual needs of the patient.
Work is typically performed in a clinical environment. Accountable for satisfying all job specific obligations and complying with all organization policies and procedures. The specific statements in this profile are not intended to be all-inclusive. They represent typical elements considered necessary to successfully perform the job. Additional competencies and skills outlined in any department-specific orientation will be considered essential to the performance of the job related to that position.
Prior coding or CDI certification is preferred.
Typical hours are Monday through Friday: Day Shift
Occasional: Weekends - Will be discussed during interview
We're proud to offer competitive salaries and a comprehensive benefits package that includes:
Medical, prescription drug, vision and dental coverage
Family Support (Fertility and Adoption Support)
Employer contribution to your retirement plan
Tuition assistance (part time and full time roles only)
Generous paid time off packages that allows you to take the time you need to travel, rest, and care for and reconnect with friends and family.
Professional opportunities for growth and advancement
Support and mentorship from a full range of dedicated and experienced nursing leaders
Community Involvement through our Employee Resources Groups
Graduate from Specialty Training Program-Nursing (Required), Bachelor's Degree-Nursing (Preferred)
Minimum of 3 years-Nursing (Required)
Certification(s) and License(s)
Licensed Registered Nurse (Pennsylvania) - RN_State of Pennsylvania
OUR PURPOSE & VALUES: Everything we do is about caring for our patients, our members, our students, our Geisinger family and our communities. KINDNESS: We strive to treat everyone as we would hope to be treated ourselves. EXCELLENCE: We treasure colleagues who humbly strive for excellence. LEARNING: We share our knowledge with the best and brightest to better prepare the caregivers for tomorrow. INNOVATION: We constantly seek new and better ways to care for our patients, our members, our community, and the nation. SAFETY: We provide a safe environment for our patients and members and the Geisinger family We offer healthcare benefits for full time and part time positions from day one, including vision, dental and domestic partners.* Perhaps just as important, from senior management on down, we encourage an atmosphere of collaboration, cooperation and collegiality. We are an Affirmative Action, Equal Opportunity Employer Women and Minorities are Encouraged to Apply. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment and will not be discriminated against on the basis of disability or their protected veteran status.
We are an Affirmative Action, Equal Opportunity Employer Women and Minorities are Encouraged to Apply. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment and will not be discriminated against on the basis of disability or their protected veteran status.
At Geisinger, our innovative ideas are inspired by the communities we serve – like our Fresh FoodFarmacy, a program that delivers life-saving healthy alternatives to patients with diabetes. With additional tools like our MyCode Community Health Initiative, one of the first health system genome sequencingprograms, and our new asthma app suite that we developed in partnership with AstraZeneca, it’s no wonder we’re ranked one of the Top 5 Most Innovative Healthcare Systems by Becker's Hospital Review. We continually work towards continuous improvement in a culture where everyone has a voice and firmly believe that better begins with all of us.Founded more than 100 years ago, Geisinger serves more than three million residents throughout central, south-central and northeastern Pennsylvania and southern New Jersey. Our physician-led system is comprised of 30,000 employees, including 1,600 employed physicians, and consists of 13... hospital campuses, the Geisinger Health Plan, Geisinger Commonwealth School of Medicine and two research centers. What you do at Geisinger shapes the future of health and improves lives – for our patients, communities, and you.