Igor Pirus MD, CCS
Stevenson Ranch, CA 91381
**/**** – in the process MBA Healthcare Management
**/**** – 06/2004 MD Ivano-Frankivsk National Medical University
Obtained the Diploma of General Medicine Physician.
Two-year residency in Radiology and a two-year fellowship as a nuclear medicine radiologist in oncology hospital (Ukraine)
12/2018 - until now Centinela Hospital Medical Center CDS/CDI (Inglewood, CA)
08/2017- 11/2018 Prime Healthcare Inc. CDS/CDI (Ontario, CA)
09/2013 - 03/2015 Pro Health Group LTD, CEO (Ukraine)
Professional skills: As a member of the professional team for the establishment of multi-specialist medical advisory offices, able to identify problems, decision making, delegate tasks, monitoring of progress and budget. Ability to manage multiple related projects at the same time. Basic skills for the implementation of ERP systems for the healthcare industry. Experience in clinical trial data management. Problem-solving problems independently and collaboratively.
07/2004 - 03/2015 Radiologist at the regional oncology hospital
Professional skills: Experienced in the wide array of techniques in medical imaging to diagnose and, treat patients with oncology illnesses. Attention to detail on clinical researches. Able to work as part of a team on clinical researches. Able to work well in stressful conditions
CCS Certifed, CCDS ( FEB ’20), CDIP (APR’20)
●Completing a review of clinical data from medical records for identified patients in the required timeframe.
●Communicating with physicians face to face or via clinical documentation inquiry forms to clarify information, obtain needed documentation and educate for appropriate clinical documentation that will accurately reflect patient severity of illness and risk of mortality.
●Following up with appropriate health team members to ensure accurate and complete documentation in the medical record. Understanding of complications, HACs, PSI, co-morbidities, the severity of illness, risk of mortality, case mix, secondary diagnosis, and impact of procedures on DRG; and is able to share this knowledge to physicians and other health team member.
●Conferring with physicians, nursing, case management, and other clinical caregivers to explain the importance of clear and concise documentation.
●Conferring with hospital coding staff to ensure appropriate DRG and completeness of supporting documentation.
●Collaborating with coders to ensure AR days remain in the target range.
●Reviewing record upon coding request to confirm DRG assignment or need to follow up with physicians regarding incomplete documentation.
●Maintaining accurate data in the tracking database.
●Providing reports and identifies trends as needed.
●Providing required/requested information, inappropriate resource utilization, statistical data or reports for Hospital Administration, Hospital Utilization Committee or Medical Coding.
●Achieving and maintains current knowledge and understanding of ICD-10 coding and DRG systems, through participation in education and training, including reading and comprehension of AHIMA Coding Clinic & coding guidelines.