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Clinical Reimbursement Manager- Multispecialty, REMOTE, Full Time, Days, Offsite - United States

The purpose of DRG validation is to confirm that diagnostic, procedural information, and the discharge status of the beneficiary, as coded and reported by the hospital on its claim, matches both the attending physician’s description and the information contained in the beneficiary’s medical record. Responsible for performing quality reviews of medical records to validate correctness and appropriateness of the assigned International Classification of Diseases, 10th Revision (ICD-10-CM and ICD-10-PCS) codes and the Diagnosis Related Groups (DRG). The CRM reviews the physician documentation for specificity, completeness and quality to support coding accuracy, and to identify physician query opportunities to improve the documentation. The CRM will follow the official coding rules, guidelines and conventions to validate coded data and ensure high quality and compliance with regulatory requirements. The CRM works in conjunction with the Associate Director and Director of DRG Validation to help develop coding education and training and institutional coding policies to achieve coding excellence.

Performs SMART focused reviews on ICD-10-CM/PCS coded inpt medical records to validate accuracy of codes assigned, selection of principal diagnosis/principal procedure, & to identify missed addt'l diagnoses/procedures in accordance w/ coding guidelines.

Validates the accuracy and appropriateness of the DRG assignments flagged pre-billing.

Determines if a secondary review is required to verify assignment of Patient Safety Indicators, HAC, Clinical Documentation Improvement,Sepsis and any other charts meeting criteria for secondary review.

Initiates an MD query to clarify documentation in the medical record for documentation, integrity and accurate code assignment essential to support documentation of medical diagnoses or conditions that are clinically evident.

Reviews coder queries to determine if the query is supported and generates query to provider.

Reviews cases with coding and/or DRG changes proposed by insurers, vendors, PFS to reconcile coding and/or DRG discrepancies.

Provides feedback to coders on all coding changes thru SMART by documenting detailed rationale for change in both SMART and 3MHDM.

Updates Artifact, 3M-360 and HDM with all query responses and selects the correct response to designate impact.

Investigates reason for unbilled accounts or PFS edits due to diagnoses, procedures or DRGs, acts to combine stays, clears SPARCs edits, & provide missing dates of procedures or dialysis treatment. Resolves edits and rebills cases in 3M.

Reviews and reconciles DRG discrepancies between DRGS/APR’s and the Clinical Documentation Quality Improvement (CDQI) department. Develops and maintains a close working relationship with CDQI staff.

Consistently meets established productivity and quality targets for work assignments.

Responds timely to email notifications and team messages from DRGV management.

Communicates, cooperates and maintains open communication with DRG management, CDI, Coders, and departmental staff.

Adheres and enforces all requirements related to HIPAA and confidentiality, privacy and security of patient records.

• A strong background in anatomy, physiology, pharmacology and working experience with ICD-10-CM and ICD-10-PCS coding is required. • Minimum of 3 to 5 years of experience coding in an acute care hospital. Validation and auditing experience preferred. • Excellent current knowledge of MS-DRGs, APR-DRGs reimbursement methodology. • Good working knowledge of electronic health records, registration and data systems.

 

Compensation Statement

 

The Mount Sinai Health System (MSHS) provides a salary range to comply with the New York City Law on Salary Transparency in Job Advertisements. The salary range for this role is $79,720.00 - $119,580.00 Annually. Actual salaries depend on a variety of factors, including experience, education, and hospital need. The salary range or contractual rate listed does not include bonuses/incentive, differential pay or other forms of compensation or benefits.

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Job Profile

Regions

North America

Countries

United States

Skills

Anatomy Cardiology Communication DRG validation ICD-10-CM ICD-10-PCS Medical Coding Medical Records Patient care Pharmacology Physiology Regulatory requirements Surgery

Tasks
  • Communicate with team members
  • Develop coding education and training
  • Identify physician query opportunities
  • Initiate MD queries
  • Maintain productivity and quality targets
  • Perform quality reviews of medical records
  • Perform SMART focused reviews on medical records
  • Provide feedback to coders
  • Resolve DRG discrepancies
  • Review coder queries
  • Review physician documentation
  • Validate correctness of ICD-10 codes and DRGs
Experience

3 - 5 years

Restrictions

Fully remote

Timezones

America/Anchorage America/Chicago America/Denver America/Los_Angeles America/New_York Pacific/Honolulu UTC-10 UTC-5 UTC-6 UTC-7 UTC-8 UTC-9