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CDI Specialist - Los Angeles



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Alex Kyllingstad

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JN -102022-15295

Job Description

AViD Technical Resources is seeking a  Clinical Documentation Improvement (CDI) Specialist to work remotely or their Health Care client in Los Angeles

*Must have a RN license and include a copy in the resume*
•    California Registered Nurse (or equivalent)
•   3+ Years of clinical hospital experience; or equivalent of education and experience in case management, utilization management or prior clinical documentation review experience
•    Recent experience in care management, quality utilization or coding
•    Working knowledge of laws, rules and regulations regarding appropriate clinical documentation for government programs as Medicare and MediCal.
•    Leadership, supervisory, and training skills.
•    Self-directed, assertive and excellent critical thinking skills, knowledge of documentation systems and related medical record documents.
•    Demonstrates resourcefulness, effective written and oral communication, diplomacy, organizational, and analytical skills.
•    Ability to work effectively and collaboratively with physician/staff and interdisciplinary teams.
•    Basic working knowledge of a large University teaching hospital; its purpose and functions.
•    Basic computer skills.

Job Duties & Responsibilities:
Medical Record Review
  • Completes review of medical record for identified patients in the required timeframes.
  • Identifies and creates documentation queries to be sent to physicians, residents and mid-levels.
  • Communicates with physicians face to face or via CDI query forms to clarify information, obtain needed documentation and educate for appropriate DRG based on severity of illness and risk of mortality.
  • Follows up on all queries sent and maintains timely review of medical records while patient remains an inpatient. 
  • Demonstrates an understanding of complications, co-morbidities, severity of illness, risk of mortality, case mix, secondary diagnosis, and impact of procedures on DRG; and is able to impart this knowledge to physicians, residents, mid-levels, nurses and other health team members.
Resource Management and Utilization
  • Applies appropriate documentation to a computer database (Care Connect and CDR2) to identify the most appropriate diagnosis and CC’s to accurately reflect the severity of illness.
  • Confers with physicians, residents, nurses and other clinical caregivers to explain the importance of clear and concise documentation.
  • Continuously confers with hospital coding staff to ensure appropriate DRG and completeness of supporting documentation.

About AVID Technical Resources:
AVID (Applications, Voice, Internet, Data) Technical Resources is a contract and permanent IT recruiting company. Headquartered in Boston with 9 offices around the US, AVID specializes in placing information technology professionals with either an Infrastructure Support or Applications Development background.
Since our inception in 2003, AVID has grown to be among the leading IT recruiting firms in the area.  This explosive growth has led to a number of awards and recognition.  Inc. Magazine listed AVID three times on their exclusive Inc. 500/5000 Fastest Growing Privately-Held Companies in the US.  AVID was named one of the Leading IT Staffing Agencies in the Northeast by Forbes Magazine and the Boston Business Journal ranked AVID Technical Resources the 7th Fastest Growing Privately-held Company in Massachusetts. AVID Technical Resources has not only been recognized by local and national business and staffing organizations, but also by its most important critics: our clients and candidates. Check out our reviews on Glassdoor, Indeed, and Google here
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