NCACDIS Winter Conference February 15, 2013
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Director of CDI Job Opportunity
I am a professional health-care recruiter and am currently recruiting for a Director of CDI position over several hospitals in Kentucky and Virginia. These are great job opportunities with competitive compensation package.
Here is more information about the jobs:
|The Director of Clinical Documentation Management for this northern Kentucky hospital system provides effective leadership by assuming responsibility for the appropriate orientation, ongoing education, evaluation and utilization of department staff with a primary focus on annual performance metrics and continuous quality improvement. This Director improves revenue enhancement through effective management of inpatient clinical documentation and communicates effectively with physicians and facility staff to ensure positive department and patient quality outcomes. 5 years of experience and a bachelors degree is required. Competitive salary package!|
We also have a CDI Manager position in northern Virginia. It is also with a great health-care system. This position’s job description is below:
- Oversees the operations of the Clinical Documentation Improvement Program across the Health System hospitals.
- Manages departmental staff including day-to-day supervision, employee relations and staff development.
- Manages the fiscal activities of the department. Functions as the super-user and trainer for the Clinical Documentation Improvement System and all application software used by CDS staff to code and assign working MS-DRG, APR-DRG, SOI, ROM.
- Works with Epic HIM team on transition to Epic EMR and use of Computer Assisted Editing software (CAE).
- Serves as the lead educational resource for all internal customers on CDI program effectiveness and requirements related to compliant documentation for DRG revenue assurance, compliance and quality outcomes.
- Conducts concurrent record reviews at least 10 hours per week.
- Interacts with treating physicians, nurses, case managers, quality staff and coders to ensure complete and compliant treating physician documentation to support MS-DRG along with APR-DRG and Severity of Illness (SOI) and Risk of Mortality.
Thanks for your time. The contact information for both jobs is:
Nest Generation Recruiting
Date: Tuesday, 23 October 2012
Due to circumstances beyond our control, the NC ACDIS board has made the difficult decision to cancel our Fall Conference on Friday, November 2, 2012 at McKimmon Center in Raleigh. We regret having to make this determination and hope this notification allows you time to make any necessary changes without incident.
Look for our Winter Conference flyers starting in January 2013.
Thank you in advance for your continued support of NC ACDIS
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Happy CDI Week NCACDIS
September 16-22, 2012
This is just a friendly reminder that our secretary and treasure positions are open. We are now excepting nominations for these offices through the 14th of September 2012. We have received some inquires, all we ask is that you submit a short bio, to be electronically emailed out with the ballots for our group.
Our state membership is growing, and we thank those of you that have joined the state chapter, we are very excited. We have a total of 20 state members; remember the first 30 that join will receive free NCACDIS pins.
We are extremely excited about our upcoming CDI week. Please go the ACDIS website and view the freebies provided by the national chapter to ensure you have a very successful CDI week.
As always, thanks for everything you do.
BRENDA A. HARRIS RN, CCA, CCDS
Vice President NC ACDIS
Greetings from the Vice President
Greeting NCACDIS members,
We have added more names to our NCACDIS rosters; bringing our total NCACDIS membership to 22 members. We have 8 spots available to receive the discount rate of $27.00 (the NCACDIS pin will be included in this price), again if you are interested please contact Leah Taylor or myself.
The link to our National ACDIS website is now posted on our website for you to view free published newsletters.
It isn’t too late to submit your name and bio for our upcoming elections for our NC board, secretary and treasurer; again we are asking that (1) you have worked in a CDS position for 1 year and (2) hold the CCDS certification.
We have had some nominations for these positions, but look forward to hearing from others. These are open nominations; you may submit your name and bio. Remember we are closing nomination on September 14, 2012. We look forward to hearing from our members.
You may email your nominees to either
Brenda Harris, RN, CCA, CCDS
Vice President, NCACDIS.
Summer NCACDIS Conference
July 26, 2012
Our NC ACDIS summer conference was very successful. A special thanks to Lynette Whitley, Clarissa Hansford, Valarie O’Hare, Kimberly Talley, and Jamie Lear at CMC NorthEast for hosting our summer conference. We also have to acknowledge administrative support, Gypsy Keith (CMCUniversityand Sandra Young (CMC NorthEast). What an awesome facility. A special thanks to those organizations that donated gifts for our raffles. The gifts were outstanding.
We successfully launched our NC ACDIS membership drive with 15 members joining at the conference. The joining fee for the first 50 members will be $27.00 and this will include a NC ACDIS pin. Members joining after the initial 50 members the fee will be $ 30.00 (excluding a NC ACDIS pin).
Our presenters were excellent, and their topics were very applicable to our daily practice.
Dr. Fanning (both an ID Physician and Physician Champion for the Case Management Department at CMC) spoke on Sepsis to include SIRS with infectious process and SIRS without an infectious process. He also spoke on Acute Renal Failure, sharing clarification strategies.
Abbey Steelhammer (a manager with Novant Healthcare Systems) lecture on CDI Impact Analyses; Aligning Quality and Finance for Continued Success. She emphasized the importance of reviewing your reports to develop difference strategies to improve ourselves and following our passion.
Dr. Jon Elion, (President and CEO of ChartWise Medical System) lecture on Ethical practices in clinical documentation improvement. His emphasis was on quality of the medical record,
“If you pursue the High Quality Medical Record, the proper reimbursement will follow”.
He also reviewed cases resulting in Medicare fraud.
Our President Leah Taylor announced two vacant positions on our executive board, secretary and treasurer. We are now accepting nominees. The required qualifications to hold these offices include working as a compliant documentation specialist for one year and a CCDS certification. The dateline for submitting your nomination is September 14, 2012. The voting will take place via of email and/ or Survey Monkey.
Until next time, continue to purse Severity of Illness and Intensity of Service.
Brenda A. Harris, RN, CCA, CCDS
Vice President, NC ACDIS.
Congratulation to our charter members:
Kay Blue Carolinas Healthcare Systems
Dan Bray Independent Contractor
Angela Brison First Health of the Carolinas
Gayle Burleson Caromont Health
Katherina Burleson CarolinasHealth Care
Carol Canipe Caromont Health
Kimberly Corn High Point Regional Health System
Glenda Crowell Caromont Health
Janice Davis High Point Regional Health System
Alletheia Fitzgerald High Point Regional Health System
Brenda Harris CarolinasHealth Care System
Debra Hayes Cones Health
Ophelia R. Moore Cones Health System
Patricia Peele First Health of the Carolinas
Sally Piagentini First Health of the Carolinas
Elinore Pointdexter High Point Regional Health System
Kathleen River Caromont Health
Linda Rhodes NewHanover
Mindy Singh Caromont Health
Elaine Skimkus CarolinasHealth Care System
Leah Taylor Iredell Memorial
Myra White First Health of the Carolinas