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Director CDI


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Director of CDI needed Virginia Hospital onsite

Relocation Package available

The Clinical Documentation Improvement (CDI) Director is a key member of UVA Health’s leadership team and is responsible for providing departmental strategic planning and execution of that plan

The incumbent leads and oversees the work product of this department; offers expertise through communication and training; and provides data analysis and a variety of reports deemed relevant to both business and clinical sectors

This director is responsible for keeping the CDI department policies/procedures and processes up to date with industry standards; to stay current with relevant changing industry elements, and actively contribute to quality improvement initiatives related to physician documentation and coding/billing processes

The CDI Director will be responsible to ensure the CDI team has the tools necessary to be successful in their daily concurrent record review, which includes technical support through advanced clinical documentation software selection, implementation, and use

The CDI Director will assist in month-end reporting and analyses to track performance and trends, as well as escalate problematic issues, as necessary

The CDI Director will work collaboratively with facility and system-level departments as cross-departmental issues arise

Improvement efforts will include up-stream and down-stream impacts and collaboration with all stakeholders

Responsible for CDI program to initiate, influence, direct and oversee the clinical documentation improvement program activities to include productivity, quality, education and training, auditing, report management, performance improvement initiatives, and developing standardized practices, processes, policies and procedures

Accountable for the capture of appropriate clinical documentation for optimal quality and financial impacts for the acute care settings

Leads by example and promotes teamwork through a transparent, collaborative work environment

Cultivates positive, professional interdepartmental relationships with Coding director, coding team, case management, quality, and medical staff to support initiatives that advance business objectives

Collaborates with physicians and clinical leaders as an internal expert consultant to identify and implement improvements and standardization of documentation throughout the organization

Advocates for and facilitates the best practice model for CDI, linking the capture of documented bedside care to the most accurate administrative data reporting codes and acuity capture

Helps to strengthen technical coding practices and clinician documentation by reviewing patient records with flagged complications (ex

PSIs) to ensure that coding accurately reflects the patient’s clinical course and complexity to ensure accurate risk-adjustment for administrative metrics used in government incentive/penalty programs

Provides or oversees ongoing Clinical Documentation management program education for new staff, including new Clinical Documentation Specialists, physicians, nurses and allied health professionals

Monitors the performance of the CDI program to ensure alignment and support of department and organization initiatives

Provides complete, accurate, and timely reporting of clinical documentation data metrics to leadership

Maintains staff knowledge and understanding in the ever-changing arenas of coding guidelines, DRG groups, case management/utilization review functions, clinical documentation trends, TJC standards, core measure guidelines, and clinical quality of care issues

Assumes responsibility for professional development through participation at workshops, conferences, and/or in-services and maintains appropriate records of participation

Maintains a clear working knowledge of the CDI application regarding data entry, report generation, and tracking methods

Clearly communicates program updates, risks, or needs in a timely manner to UVA leadership and actively works to resolve and mitigate risk

Manages the recruiting, hiring, and evaluation process of CDI staff

Monitors operational budget and works proactively to ensure financial targets are met

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