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The Assistant Vice President provides leadership and operational oversight for both the CDI and Coding departments at Health + Hospitals’ 11 acute facilities. The AVP is responsible for further developing the CDI program to ensure the quality of information and data collected at each patient encounter is accurate, complete, and the system can receive credit for the care delivered. The AVP is responsible for the strategic development of both programs. Other responsibilities include, using metrics and reporting to drive accountability, increasing communication and coordination across the 11 facilities, and developing their staff as leaders.
System Directors of Clinical Documentation and Coding report directly to the AVP. The AVP works with the System Directors to improve performance by providing feedback and using their influence to continually improve documentation and coding results impacting key performance indicators. The AVP drives continuous improvements in the development and deployment of standard Policies and Procedures, monitoring tools, and strategies targeting quality of documentation, coding and overall financial performance.
The CDI and Coding AVP:
Develops and implements system-wide CDI and Coding strategies to ensure accurate, complete, and compliant physician documentation utilizing evidenced based best practices in the industry.
Ensure best practices of CDI and coding processes are established and maintained in a manner consistent with medical, administrative, ethical, legal, and regulatory requirements
Provides leadership for financial and clinical decision support as it relates to CDI and coding
Assures all coding and billing formats are current and facilitates all necessary changes to adapt to payer methodology
Drive the integration of clinical technology for CDI improvement objectives across the enterprise
Maintains knowledge of the CDI and coding processes related to financials in the revenue cycle model and support activities and initiatives that result in improved efficiency and financial performance
Utilizes knowledge and experience to manage CDI and coding personnel across a large health system with multiple facilities currently on multiple billing systems, including team building and conflict resolution
Provide oversight of the 70 CDS staff and 150 coding staff across the 11 acute care hospitals
Manage staffing plans and finances to adhere to budget goals
Develop a strategic communication and education plan to sustain program success and growth
Cultivate exceptional relationships at the system level and among CDI and coding teams, and medical staff resulting in support and participation in initiatives which advances business objectives, including collaborating with interdisciplinary teams including, but not limited to, administrators, physicians, nurse practitioners, PA’s, and the department managers for Revenue Integrity, Coding and Data Quality, and Case Management
Lead and participates actively in leadership forums at the system level
Anticipate and respond to the informal needs of peers and senior leadership
Assume responsibility for professional development through participation at workshops, conferences, and/or in-services and maintains appropriate records of participation
Improves the performance of the CDI and Coding programs to ensure alignment and support with department and organizational goals of improved efficiency and financial performance as well as compliance in coding and billing practices with regulatory requirements
Establish internal and external success metrics for the CDI program and Coding programs
Provide complete, accurate, and timely reporting of CDI and Coding data metrics to leadership on at least a monthly basis. Utilize historic and current data to monitor and track performance, trends, and escalate issues to advance improvements.
Oversee program work with preparation of minutes, presentations, key documents, and excel spreadsheets for VP of Revenue Cycle, steering committee, shared governance, and/or staff as appropriate.
A Baccalaureate degree from an accredited college or university and eight (8) years of progressively responsible experience in health and medical service administration, public administration, personnel and labor relations, finance or appropriate functional discipline with an emphasis on planning, liaison and inter-organizational relationships, or related administrative or managerial functions; or
A Master's degree in hospital administration, health care planning, business administration, public administration, or an approved related program and seven (7) years of progressively responsible experience in health and medical service administration, public administration, personnel and labor relations, finance or appropriate functional discipline with an emphasis on planning, liaison and inter-organizational relationships, or related administrative or managerial functions; or
A satisfactory equivalent combination of education, training and experience.
Education and Experience: Bachelors in Hospital or Business Administration, Nursing or related field and 10 years acute care experience; or a Master’s degree in Hospital or Business Administration or related field or Nursing and 5 years acute care experience.
Licensure/Certification: Certified Coding Specialist (CCS), Certified Clinical Documentation Specialist (CCDS) or other recognized coding and CDS certification are desirable. Currently licensed as a Registered Nurse is desirable.
Demonstrated leadership skills; leads by example; promotes teamwork by fostering a positive, transparent and focused working environment which achieves maximum results.
Demonstrated excellence in organizational and project management skills
Excellent verbal and written communication skills
Understanding of Quality Improvement process
Proficiency in negotiation of complex systems to affect change
Proficiency in computer usage including database and spreadsheet analysis
Understanding of organizational policies and procedures
Extensive knowledge of regulatory systems
Knowledge of Medicare Part A
How To Apply
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NYC Health + Hospitals / Central Office Human Resources Department 55 Water Street, 26th Floor New York, NY 10041 Attn: Recruitment Unit
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