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Clinical Documentation Specialist – Falls Church, VA (#14909)

Cherokee Nation Healthcare Services’ business consultants are experts in providing comprehensive advisory and assistance and health care solutions for hospitals, clinics, and military treatment facilities throughout the United States and Guam. CNHS has leveraged mission-critical demand with results-driven excellence for the past 10 years, and continue to do so. CNHS and its partners can provide robust solutions for your evolving needs.

As a tribal 8(a), SBA certified firm, and an unlimited sole source provider to customers, we have a wealth of knowledge and expertise at our disposal. Wholly owned by the Cherokee Nation, CNHS’s strong financial support, extensive past performance history and emphasis on quality management expertise allows the company to offer a truly unique value proposition to support any size client base. Large or small, federal or commercial, we are responsive to the mission at hand. CNHS serves customers in more than 27 states and three countries.

Because we represent both Cherokee Nation Businesses and the small business community, it is our intent to serve our customer and provide the best consultants, health care providers, program managers and to do so with integrity.

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Cherokee Nation Healthcare Services is seeking a Clinical Documentation Specialist will work to assist the SAMMC Virtual Med Center Support Services with clinical documentation.

Clinical Documentation Specialist

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

  • Attend and participate in meetings and professional staff conferences and other appropriate professional activities such as, but not limited to the following: professional staff meetings, Department meetings, and others required by applicable regulations, MTF guidance, or as directed by the Commander, Virtual MEDCEN or his/her designated representative.
  • Participate in special event informational seminars as directed by the Commander VMEDCEN or his/her designated representative.
  • Evaluate, train and advise on or improving the effectiveness of documentation and coding methods and procedures which affect data quality, outpatient workload reporting, Relative Value Unit (RVU) reporting and Third Party Insurance revenue. Ensure that coding is performed in a manner which allows input of data into the computer system. Oversees coding function for the Ambulatory Data System and trains other personnel on proper, accurate and current coding practices.
  • Perform qualitative analysis to ensure accuracy, internal consistency and correlation of recorded data. Determine that diagnostic and procedural terminology used is consistent with currently acceptable medical nomenclature. Contact appropriate medical staff members to rectify inconsistencies, deficiencies and discrepancies in medical documentation
  • Conducts group education briefings on coding; assists in the development and deployment of entry level training programs; performs audits of coded records and provides direct feedback to coders; monitor operation of and coordinates system work orders Provide assistance to the medical staff by researching reference materials for requested information.
  • Provide office automation support and production to improve the efficiency and/or effectiveness of office operations. Maintain electronic and paper files of information for later retrieval as appropriate. Integrate data from various types of software, including AHLTA, CHCS, Microsoft Access, Excel, Work, and PowerPoint.
  • Review the medical record for continuing quality improvement activities
  • Perform quality improvement activities in support of institution wide medical documentation concerns. Perform clinical pertinence review on randomly selected records against specified criteria.
  • Audits medical charts for accuracy and reports coding compliance
  • Deliver coding training to clinic providers for all new VMEDCEN projects as providers expand into virtual health.

Supervisory/Management Authority

  • This position will not have supervisory authority.

Education and/or Experience

  • Bachelor’s Degree in a related discipline, or the equivalent combination of education, certifications or training, or work experience with 2-5 years of directly related experience as a clinical documentation specialist.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

  • Detailed knowledge of, and skill in applying, a comprehensive body of rules, procedures, and operations, such as Army ambulatory care medical records activities, operations, and regulations; medical terminology, procedures, anatomy, physiology, and disease processes; ICD-9-CM/ICD-10-CM diagnosis, CPT procedural, evaluation, and management, and HCPCS (Health Care Financing Administration’s Common Procedure Coding System) coding techniques; and Ambulatory Data Module (ADM) computerized data entry.
  • Excellent written and oral communication
  • Accuracy and attention to detail
  • Knowledge of medical and quality assurance/risk management terminology to prepare official documents in final formats
  • Skilled in Microsoft Office Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and Outlook

Work Environment

  • Work will be provided in a climate controlled office environment

With $400 million in annual revenue, 20% growth per year, approximately 950+ active contracts serving 60+ government agencies in 25 countries, 47 states, 2 territories and 2000+ employees, Cherokee Nation Businesses’ (CNB) group of Federal Contracting Section 8(a) companies is well positioned to deliver expertise needed to solve complex technical issues. Federal Solutions provides an array of services for 12 of the 15 cabinet-level departments and agencies – from applications and data services to cybersecurity and national defense.

Why consider Cherokee Nation and our Federal Solutions business? Here are some great resources highlighting what we do and compelling reasons for joining our team!

Applicants selected will be subject to a U.S. Government security investigation and must meet eligibility requirements for access to classified information.

We are an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, protected Veteran status, gender identity and sexual orientation. If you’d like more information about your EEO rights as an applicant under the law, please copy and paste the links to the following two sites: EEO Statement | EEO Poster

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