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Spec Documentation Improvement

Apply now Job no: 495467
Work type: Staff - Full-Time
Location: Health Science Campus Support
Categories: Healthcare Positions

Title: Spec Documentation Improvement

Department Org: Documentation Analysis - 108830

Employee Classification: B5 - Unclass Full Time AFSCME HSC

Bargaining Unit: AFSCME HSC

Primary Location: Health Science Campus Support

Shift:  1

Start Time:  830   End Time:  1700

Posted Salary: $ 25.73-$ 30.86

Float: True

Rotate: True

On Call: True

Travel: False

Weekend/Holiday: True

Job Description:

To work collaboratively with physicians, at the point of care on a concurrent basis; to capture complete and accurate documentation to assure that the appropriate Diagnostic Related Group (DRG) has been assigned; to assess current compliance activities, identify areas of risk, and evaluate risk factors in coding and documentation practices; to develop and implement an education plan to communicate the principles and importance of documentation improvement to members of the medical staff and other members of the healthcare team; and to serve as a resource on DRG issues.

Minimum Qualifications:

1. Must have and maintain a Registered Health Information Technician (RHIT), Registered Health Information Administrator (RHIA), Registered Nursing (RN) or will consider Medical Doctorate (MD) degree. CCDS & CDIP highly desirable.

2. Successfully pass an internal coding test with a score of 85% or better.
3. Reasonable knowledge of medical terminology, treatment methods, patient care assessment, data collection techniques, and coding classification systems is necessary.
4. One to three years’ experience with ICD-10-CM/PCS coding is necessary.
5. Extensive knowledge of reimbursement systems.
6. Extensive knowledge of federal, state, and payer-specific regulations and policies pertaining to documentation and coding.
7. Knowledge of software applications related to Coding (encoder/grouper) is necessary.
8. Excellent organizational, management, planning, interpersonal, written and oral communication skills are necessary.
9. Ability to work both as a team player and independently.
10. Strong analytical skills.
11. Demonstrated aptitude for quantitative analysis and attention to detail.
12. Able to identify problems and find creative, effective solutions.
13. Able to balance multiple priorities
14. Presentation skills are necessary.

Conditions of Employment:

All UToledo employees on all campuses, including those working on campus and working remotely, are required to be fully vaccinated against Covid-19, or have an approved exemption.
To promote the highest levels of health and well-being, the University of Toledo campuses are tobacco-free.  To further this effort, the University of Toledo Health Science Campus Medical Center is requiring candidates for employment to be nicotine-free.  Pre-employment health screening requirements will include cotinine (nicotine) testing, as well as drug and other required health screenings for the position. With the exception of positions within University of Toledo Main Campus and the University of Toledo College of Medicine and Life Sciences, the employment offer is conditional upon successful completion of a cotinine test and Occupational Health clearance.


Equal Employment Opportunity Statement:

The University of Toledo is an equal opportunity, affirmative action employer. The University of Toledo does not discriminate in employment, educational programs, or activities on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, age, ancestry, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, military or veteran status, disability, familial status, or political affiliation. 

The University is dedicated to the goal of building a culturally diverse and pluralistic faculty and staff committed to teaching and working in a multicultural environment and strongly encourages applications from women, minorities, individuals with disabilities, dual-career professionals and covered veterans.

The University of Toledo provides reasonable accommodation to individuals with disabilities. If you require accommodation to complete this application, or for testing or interviewing, please contact the Human Resources Department at 419-530-4747 between the hours of 8:30AM and 5:00PM or apply online for an accommodation request. 

Computer access is available at most public libraries and at the Office of Human Resources located in the Center for Administrative Support on the Main Campus of the University of Toledo.

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Last Updated: 8/31/23