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MEANINGFUL USE COORDINATOR

Tift Regional Medical Center
Tifton

Job Description

Under direction, the Promoting Interoperability/MU Coordinator will perform work reviewing and analyzing Meaningful Use regulations, ACO requirements other aspects of the Promoting Interoperability Program.

Primary responsibilities will include working with IT analysts, clinicians and physicians to ensure that the clinical information system build, workflows, and reporting support the Meaningful Use objectives for both Hospital and Eligible Providers. The position must maintain a working understanding of governmental regulatory programs and work collaboratively with a cross-functional team comprised of Clinic Operations, Revenue Cycle, Information Technology and Clinicians to determine needs and constraints while overseeing management of issues and risks and planning and delivering communication to all stakeholders

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES include the following. Other duties may be assigned.

Reviews and evaluates the regulations for the CMS Promoting Interoperability Program within the IPPS Rule for both Hospital and eligible providers, and acts as the organization's subject matter expert on the Promoting Interoperability Program.
Evaluates clinical system workflows, documentation and reports for compliance within the final IPPS rule.
Creates and maintains documentation of program compliance audit materials, reports and training materials, and ensures that the reports are distributed to appropriate professionals on a weekly basis.
Ensures random sampling tests are performed to validate that objectives reporting is accurate.
Investigate any potential system and/or reporting issues to identify their source, determines possible solutions and works with the clinical information system vendor, IT and clinical resources to implement solutions.
Works with external resources to assist Eligible Professionals (EP) to ensure reporting availability and accuracy, and works with Quality and Finance to ensure timely attestation.
Trains physicians individually or in group settings on the regulatory requirements and on the proper use of the system.
Demonstrated research capabilities as pertaining to Medicare/Medicaid requests; program interpretation and CMS requirements.
Responds to all audit requests from Medicare/Medicaid and files appeals as applicable to any disputed meaningful use incentives.
Must be dependable and exhibit professionalism with high integrity.
Communicate effectively both verbally and in writing.

12. Possess problem solving skills and possess knowledge to interpret and follow instructions.

13. Demonstrate ability to use standard emergency equipment and supplies.

14. Able to relate to various socioeconomic and cultural backgrounds accepting alternatives to the usually accepted norms without judgment.

15. Possess knowledge of specific software process and have the ability to handle multiple projects simultaneously.

16. Demonstrate troubleshooting skills, project management skills and analytical skills.

17. Provide excellent customer service to patients, staff, and visitors.

18. Understands and adheres to TRHS' compliance standards as they appear in TRHS's Corporate Compliance Policy, Code of Conduct and Conflict of Interest Policy.

19. Keeps abreast of all pertinent federal, state and TRHS' regulations, laws and policies as they presently exist and as they change or are modified.

20. Performs other related duties as assigned.

JOB REQUIREMENTS:

Must possess highly developed interpersonal and group process skills with a strong desire to enhance clinical practice with technology. Knowledge of Microsoft office products as well as an aptitude for general computer skill is required. Must demonstrate superior written and verbal communication. Must be in good general health; and complete pre-employment and annual physical requirements including alcohol and drug screen. Able to function in a high stress environment.

EDUCATION AND/OR EXPERIENCE:

Must be currently licensed as a health care practitioner in Georgia with at least 4 years of experience. A Bachelor's degree from a recognized college or university with course emphasis in Nursing or a closely related field will be given preference. Prior experience with Cerner EMR is preferred. Prior experience with Meaningful Use reporting/rules is preferred. Prior experience working within an ACO is preferred.

PHYSICAL DEMANDS;

Physically capable with adequate physical coordination to perform job functions. Mentally alert and emotionally stable.

WORK ENVIRONMENT:

Possible exposure to communicable diseases, possible verbal or physical abuse; possible exposure to radiation or hazardous materials, possible physical injury due to moving and positioning patients, possible professional liability due to current public consciousness.

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