A blend of business, science, and computer expertise, Health Information Management at MSK links healthcare clinicians with information technology and is the link between patient's health information and health insurers, state and federal government, and other regulating agencies. Our mission is leadership in the management and timely provision of reliable clinical information to authorized requesters through advanced systems, continuouseducation and re-evaluation in support of the prevention, treatment and cure of cancer.
The Clinical Documentation Improvement Specialist is responsible for:
Facilitating improvement to the overall quality and completeness of clinical documentation.
Obtaining appropriate and accurate clinical documentation that reflects the severity of illness and risk of mortality for inpatient discharges and assigning a working DRG.
Interacting as an active member of the multi-disciplinary patient care team alongsidephysicians, allied health practitioners, case managers and other members of the patient care team to gather accurate and timely clinical information for abstraction into a designated CDIS database.
Querying physicians and advanced practice practitioners using the approved query process in order to obtain clinical information.
Adhering to the standards of ethical coding per AHA ICD-10-CM coding guidelines and MSKCC internal coding guidelines.
Training and education of physicians and advanced practice practitioners in clinical documentation improvement.
An Associate's/Bachelors degree, preferably in Health Information Management or Nursing; medical graduates or advanced practice practitioners
2-4 years of inpatient clinical coding experience and/or RN/clinical experience working in an inpatient setting
Information management skills necessary to communicate, explain, interpret and present information to employees, management and clinical staff of MSK.
CDIP, CCDS and/or CCS certification/RN or other medical license preferred
Internal Number: 2019-36406
About Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center
As one of the world's premier cancer centers, Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center is committed to exceptional patient care, leading-edge research, and superb educational programs. The close collaboration between our physicians and scientists is one of our unique strengths, enabling us to provide patients with the best care available today as we work to discover more effective strategies to prevent, control, and ultimately cure cancer in the future. Our education programs train future physicians and scientists, and the knowledge and experience they gain at Memorial Sloan-Kettering has an impact on cancer treatment and the biomedical research agenda around the world.