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Core Measure Abstractor

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Role and Responsibilities:

Core measures are a set of care standards, required by the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) and The Joint Commission (TJC), which describe the care to be provided to our patients while in the hospital. These care standards have been shown to improve patient outcomes. 
The candidate will review the hospital’s medical record and abstract the appropriate data elements associated with the measure. Abstractions are entered into specified data collection application(s). This position requires a sound knowledge of the medical record and applicable clinical workflow. 

Requirements:

  • Superior knowledge of core measure requirements

  • Experience in IQR, OQR, IPFQR, and/or other quality reporting programs that utilize core measures

  • Experience with core measure data collection application(s)

     

General Requirements:

The ideal candidate must possess the following characteristics:

  • Commitment and reliability; be able to dedicate consistent time to HIA

  • Superb communication and responsiveness

  • Computer literacy

    • Must be comfortable with, but not limited to: Excel, web-browsers, email, electronic health records (non-specific)

    • Must be familiar with various technologies such as, but not limited to: security (e.g., Citrix), data collection/abstraction, encoders, web-based applications

  • Self-maintenance of skillset

    • Maintaining credentials

    • Staying current with abstraction/coding rules, manuals, and guidelines

  • Prior experience in position applying for

  • Motivation; remote work can be team-based, but requires the ability to work independently

  • Strong interpersonal skills and tactfulness to be able to effectively communicate with team members and client contacts

Educational Requirements:‚Äč

The ideal candidate must possess:

  • A college degree from

    • An accredited nursing program,

    • CAHIIM accredited program, or

    • Other accredited healthcare program

  • Healthcare credential associated with their program of study

    • Other healthcare information related abstraction and coding credentials desirable

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