Job Description

Under the general direction of the Executive Director of Psychiatric Services, the Utilization Data Technician (UDT) performs monthly, quarterly and annual review of data for ALL psychiatric services provided to patients by the department. The UDT collects data regarding admission, demographics, payer source, diagnosis, continued services, discharge and post discharge planning. UDT works in collaboration with program therapists, outside agencies, and other interdisciplinary team members to ensure accuracy. UDT is responsible for data entry in all areas mentioned above and for meeting hospital, collaborating agencies and regulatory deadlines. UDT assists the team members with referrals to the next level of care needed for each patient on discharge, and tracks nursing Core measures in order to improve services and develop performance indicators when needed. UDT adheres to confidentiality policies specific to communications, patient confidentiality, record keeping and coordination of services. Also provides other supportive services for the psychiatric Services Department as needed.



Qualifications

A.        High school graduate.
 
B.        Proficiency in using computer systems.
 
  1. Medical terminology preferred.
     
  2. Experience in utilization management process preferred.
     

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