Clinical Documentation Improvement Specialist
Provides support of clinical documentation improvement activities in an effort to support accuracy and quality in patient records and to insure that coded diagnosis are an accurate reflection of the patient's clinical status and care.
Education: Must possess a license for a Registered Nurse. Associates Degree in nursing required. BSN or MSN preferred.
Experience: Must possess at least five years of acute hospital nursing experience. Experience in Utilization Management/Case Management, Critical Care, patient outcomes/quality management and/or inpatient coding considered a plus. Prior experience in clinical documentation improvement, ICD coding and MS-DRGs, educating of physicians, and one year auditing experience preferred.
Licenses/Certification: A current New Mexico license for Registered Nurse required. RHIT, RHIA, CDIP, CCDS, CCS and ICD-10 certification preferred.