MDS/Clinical Reimbursement Consultant, Regional (MDS/Care Plan Consultant)

Location: Lincolnwood, IL
Date Posted: 12-07-2018
Symphony of Post Acute Network is seeking talented MDS/Clinical Reimbursement Consultant, Regional (MDS/Care Plan Consultant) our dynamic Team!
At the Symphony Post Acute Network, we value the contributions of every Nurse (RN, LPN) Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA) and staff member we employ. We are dedicated to creating a positive, productive work environment where they are allowed to thrive. To ensure that we do, we conduct regular surveys to continuously assess and, if needed, improve our ability to provide the best work environment for our employees. We believe that our extremely low turnover rate (about half the national average for skilled nursing facilities) is a true testament to the success of our proactive approach.
We are a proud member of the Symphony Post Acute Network and just got certified as a Great Place to Work! Couldn’t be more proud of our team – we put our Nurses and staff members first!
Regional MDS/Clinical Reimbursement Consultant (MDS/Care Plan Consultant) will consult with facilities in all facets of clinical reimbursement practice through medical record review, on site observation, and phone consultation and will provide consultant services consistent with established standards of practice and federal and state requirements.
Regional MDS/Clinical Reimbursement Consultant (MDS/Care Plan Consultant) Responsibilities/Accountabilities:
  • Consult with facility on an as needed basis through visits, phone calls, off site record review and response to requests from facility leadership
  • Provide consultation during weekly Utilization Review meetings at assigned facilities
  • Provide on site consultation as needed during regulatory audits
  • Consult with facility as needed on topics such as program development, MDS coding, documentation practices, five star ratings, competency evaluation and staff education needs
  • Consult as needed in matters of development of Clinical Staff, including MDS team, Restorative Nurses, Unit Managers and PCAs as related to reimbursement.
  • Participate as needed in the recruitment, selection, onboarding and orientation of MDS Coordinators.
  • Consult on and guide facility leadership on key initiatives such as quality improvement, and changes in reimbursement regulations and requirements
  • Monitor timely completion of MDS assessments through EMR review and audits.
  • Assist with collection of records for any additional development request
  • Other duties as assigned
Regional MDS/Clinical Reimbursement Consultant (MDS/Care Plan Consultant) Must Have:
  • Minimum of Associate Degree in Nursing
  • BSN/MSN preferred
  • 3-5 years of multi facility consulting experienced preferred but not required, depending on the candidate
  • Good technology skills and experience with basic business software
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Knowledge of EMR systems or ability to adopt with sufficient orientation
  • Knowledge of state specific regulations and guidelines
Regional MDS/Clinical Reimbursement Consultant (MDS/Care Plan Consultant) Benefits:
Symphony rewards its professionals for their hard work and dedication with a comprehensive benefit and incentives program including enhanced generous paid time off, medical, dental, vision, short term and long-term disability, life insurance and much more. We provide competitive pay, and a multitude of opportunities for career advancement, and personal growth.
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