Clinical Documentation Specialist - Outpatient

Position: Clinical Documentation Specialist - Outpatient

Job ID: 401533

Location: US-TX-Houston

Department: Revenue Integrity

Talent Area: Professional - Clinical

Full/Part Time: Full time

Regular/Temporary: Regular

Shift: 8a-5p

About Texas Children's Hospital

Since 1954, Texas Children’s has been leading the charge in patient care, education and research to accelerate health care for children and women around the world. When you love what you do, it truly shows in the smiles of our patient families, employees and our numerous accolades such as being consistently ranked as the best children’s hospital in Texas, and among the top in the nation by U.S.News & World Report as well as recognition from Houston Business Journal as one of this city’s Best Places to Work for ten consecutive years.

Texas Children’s comprehensive health care network includes our primary hospital in the Texas Medical Center with expertise in over 40 pediatric subspecialties; the Jan and Dan Duncan Neurological Research Institute (NRI); the Feigin Center for pediatric research; Texas Children’s Pavilion for Women, a comprehensive obstetrics/gynecology facility focusing on high-risk births; Texas Children’s Hospital West Campus, a community hospital in suburban West Houston; and Texas Children’s Hospital The Woodlands, the first hospital devoted to children’s care for communities north of Houston. We have also created the nation’s first HMO for children, established the largest pediatric primary care network in the country and a global health program that is channeling care to children and women all over the world. Texas Children’s Hospital is also academically affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine, one of the largest, most diverse and successful pediatric programs in the nation.

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Texas Children’s is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. All applicants and employees are considered and evaluated for positions at Texas Children's without regard to mental or physical disability, race, color, religion, gender, national origin, age, genetic information, military or veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity, marital status or any other protected Federal, State/Province or Local status unrelated to the performance of the work involved.


Job Duties & Responsibilities 

  • Chart audits and review of clinical workflows to evaluate opportunities to implement charge capture best practices. 
  • Conducts chart reviews of assigned clinical departments to regularly review the documentation and charge accuracy and to integrate into educational sessions with the clinical departments and medical staff. 
  • Conduct auditing and monitoring of assigned areas. 
  • Performs review of accounts identified as potentially missing charges and conducts additional research to help resolve the areas of opportunity and identify the root cause of the issues causing the missed charges. 
  • Maintains current knowledge of applicable regulatory standards, which may impact utilization of processes and systems. 
  • Lead process improvement and education of clinical, CDI, and coding teams. 
  • Reporting and analysis of data for discussion with clinical or financial teams. 

Skills & Requirements 

  • Being fully vaccinated against COVID-19, including any booster dose(s) of the COVID-19 vaccine recommended by the Centers for Disease Control when eligible, is required for all employees at Texas Children’s unless approved for a medical or religious exemption.  
  • Required associate degree with a preferred bachelor's degree 
  • Required Licenses/Certifications 
  • MDL - Medical Doctor License by the Texas Medical Board  
  • RN - Lic-Registered Nurses by the Texas Board of Nursing or Nurse Licensure Compact 
  • PA - Cert-Physician Assistant by the Texas Medical Board  
  • RHIA - Cert-Reg Health Inform. Admins by the American Health Information Management Association (AHIMA)  
  • RHIT - Cert-Reg Health Inform. TECH by the American Health Information Management Association 
  • CPC - Cert-Cert Professional Coder by the America Academy of Professional Coders 
  • COC - Certified Outpatient Coder by the America Academy of Professional Coders  
  • CCS - Cert-Cert Coding Specialist by the American Health Information Management Association 
  • CDEO Certified Documentation Expert Outpatient by the America Academy of Professional Coders  
  • CCDS DOC - Cert-Cert Clinical Doc. SPCLST by the Association of Clinical Documentation Improvement Specialist  
  • CDIP - Cert-Clinical Doc. Impr. PROF by the American Health Information Management Association 
  • Required 5 years healthcare related experience with preferred pediatric experience in hospital outpatient charging, coding, and/or revenue capture functions and knowledge of APC and OPPS reimbursement structures 


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