Remote Sr RN Clinical Documentation Specialist – OH/KY


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Full time
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Thank you for considering a career at Ensemble Health Partners!


Ensemble Health Partners is a leading provider of technology-enabled revenue cycle management solutions for health systems, including hospitals and affiliated physician groups. They offer end-to-end revenue cycle solutions as well as a comprehensive suite of point solutions to clients across the country.


Ensemble keeps communities healthy by keeping hospitals healthy. We recognize that healthcare requires a human touch, and we believe that every touch should be meaningful. This is why our people are the most important part of who we are. By empowering them to challenge the status quo, we know they will be the difference





The Opportunity:



Facilitates and obtains appropriate physician documentation for any patient clinical condition or procedure to support the appropriate severity of illness, expected risk of mortality, and complexity of care as documented in patient medical records. Extensive medical record review and interaction with physicians, nursing staff, other patient care givers and HIM coding professionals is done to ensure the documentation is complete and accurate.

  • Completes initial patient medical record review within 24-48 hours of patient’s admission; completes subsequent reviews of patient’s medical record reviews every 24-48 hours and enters review findings in CDE software system.


  • Assigns Principal diagnosis, CC/MCC (complication and comorbidity/major complication and comorbidity), evaluate for Severity of Illness (SOI) and Risk of Mortality (ROM) on all patients while in-house. Assigns working ICD-10-CM and PCS codes and DRG (Diagnosis Related Group) using encoder in CDE software.



  • Clarifies with physicians regarding missing, unclear, unsupported or conflicting health record documentation by requesting and obtaining additional documentation from physicians when needed. Face to face physician interaction and written clarifications are used.


  • Educates key healthcare providers such as physicians, nurse practitioners, allied health practitioners, nursing and care coordination regarding clinical documentation improvement, documentation guidelines and the need for accurate and complete documentation in the health record.



  • Partners with coding professionals to ensure accuracy of diagnostic and procedural data and completeness of supporting documentation to determine the working and final DRG assignment. Reviews DRG denial letters and writes denial appeal letters.


  • Collaborates with care coordination, nursing staff and other ancillary staff regarding interaction with physicians on documentation and to resolve physician clarifications prior to patient discharge.



  • Maintains competency and accuracy in use of Clinical Documentation Excellence software programs and maintains and upholds all clinical documentation regulatory guidelines


  • Assist in mentoring new CDS staff. Volunteers for special projects in CDE such as developing physician education materials or presentations



  • Formulates and submits timely, well-prepared appeals for reconsideration by third party administrators (payors). Including supporting documented clinical evidence, Coding/CDE Guidelines, and other regulatory standards/guidelines as appropriate. Works collaboratively with co-works and management to effectively resolve root cause issues that impact payor contracts, hospital operations, or departmental to maintain reimbursement and minimize appeal requests and/or denials.


Legally Required License / Certification

  • Current RN license in the state of Ohio or Kentucky

Ensemble Required License / Certification

  • Certified Clinical Documentation Specialist (CCDS) certification from ACDIS


Ensemble Health Partners is an equal opportunity employer. We celebrate diversity and are committed to creating an inclusive environment for all our associates.


Join an award-winning company


Three-time winner of “Best in KLAS” 2020-2022

2022 Top Workplaces Healthcare Industry Award

2022 Top Workplaces USA Award

2022 Top Workplaces Culture Excellence Awards

  • Innovation
  • Work-Life Flexibility
  • Leadership
  • Purpose + Values


Bottom line, we believe in empowering people and giving them the tools and resources needed to thrive. A few of those include:

  • Associate Benefits We offer a comprehensive benefits package designed to support the physical, emotional, and financial health of you and your family, including healthcare, time off, retirement, and well-being programs.
  • Our Culture – Ensemble is a place where associates can do their best work and be their best selves. We put people first, last and always. Our culture is rooted in collaboration, growth, and innovation.
  • Growth – We invest in your professional development. Each associate will earn a professional certification relevant to their field and can obtain tuition reimbursement.
  • Recognition – We offer quarterly and annual incentive programs for all employees who go beyond and keep raising the bar for themselves and the company.


Ensemble Health Partners is an equal employment opportunity employer. It is our policy not to discriminate against any applicant or employee based on race, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, religion, national origin, age, disability, military or veteran status, genetic information or any other basis protected by applicable federal, state, or local laws.  Ensemble Health Partners also prohibits harassment of applicants or employees based on any of these protected categories.