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Job: Clinical Reimbursement Specialist/MDS Coordinator (RN) - Cottonwood

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At Cottonwood Care Center, we are dedicated to enhancing the lives of those we serve. Whether the need is for short-term rehabilitation or for an extended period of time, it is our goal to exceed the expectations of our residents by providing quality care and exceptional service.

We measure outcomes and successes that are focused on areas our residents, family members and employees consider important. We welcome you to come take a tour and see the difference at Cottonwood Care Center.

Care Cottonwood also provides recognized care for those living with mental impairments in a non-secure environment

  • Mental Health services
  • Psychiatrist services
  • Medication management and education
  • Staff escorted outings to community

Our management company, VIVAGE SENIOR LIVING, is a nationally recognized leader and innovator in the long-term care industry. VIVAGE SENIOR LIVING is dedicated to person-centered care and we embrace the Eden Alternative™ philosophy. We bring “quality of life in aging” and “living well” to Long Term Care!


Currently, Cottonwood Care Center is seeking a full-time CLINICAL REIMBURSEMENT/MDS COORDINATOR at their 117 bed skilled nursing community located in Brighton, CO.

The primary responsibility of the CLINICAL REIMBURSEMENT/MDS COORDINATOR is to direct, coordinate and lead MDS Systems, Medicare A, Medicare B and all other insurance providers, as well as conduct care coordination for case management following the current federal, state and local standards, guidelines and regulations that govern long term care and assisted living facilities. Incumbent is delegated the administrative authority, responsibility, and accountability necessary for carrying out your assigned duties to ensure appropriate reimbursement for services are provided within the Center.

  • Coordinates and manages the process of information and clinical integration from the Interdisciplinary Team (IDT): nursing, dietary, social services, restorative nursing, physician services and the rehabilitation team to ensure the appropriate level of skilled need and capturing of all resources.

    Perform clinical assessments and manage the data entry of residents in all care areas needed to complete regulatory/PPS and other reimbursement related MDS forms and ensure accuracy of the MDS including timely submission of the transmission process.

  • Maintains current and comprehensive knowledge of MDS and Medicare/Medicaid reimbursement.
  • Serves as Center resource for MDS/RUGS and Case Mix systems.
  • Coordinates with the Business Office Manager required billing data such as: RUGs, case mix data, and insurance authorization required for billing accuracy.


  • Graduate from an accredited school of nursing; current RN license in the State of Colorado preferred.
  • Must have, as a minimum, three (3) years experience in an administrative supervisory capacity in a hospital or nursing facility.
  • Maintains strong working knowledge of the Resident Assessment Instrument (RAI) Manual as well as complete the required courses for credentialing through the American Association of Nurse Assessment Coordinators and maintain certification thereafter.
  • Be able to assess residents and relate information regarding resident’s condition.
  • Must have knowledge of Medicare/Medicaid and insurance reimbursement procedures, contracts, clinical resource utilization and/or case management.
  • Must have basic computer operation and typing skills for efficient data input; must be able to navigate touchscreen computers.
  • Must have knowledge of office machines and equipment.
  • Must be able to read, write, speak and understand the English language.
  • Ability to make independent decisions when circumstances warrant such action.
  • Must possess the ability to deal tactfully when personnel, residents, family members, visitors, government agencies/personnel and the general public.
  • Knowledgeable of nursing and medical practices and procedures as well as regulations and guidelines that pertain to long term care.
  • Must have patience and enthusiasm, as well as, the willingness and ability to handle difficult residents.
  • Open to new ideas and be willing to incorporate them into practice.
  • Experience in rehabilitation and/or geriatric nursing is desirable.
  • Competence in supervision and leadership.
  • Ability to stand up in front of entire staff and present/teach.
  • Complete “Nonviolent Crisis Intervention” training per facility protocol.
  • Must demonstrate the knowledge and skills necessary to provide care appropriate to the age-related needs of the residents served.
  • Must be knowledgeable of laws, regulations, and guidelines pertaining to hospital and nursing facility administrative procedures.
  • Must possess the ability to plan, organize, develop, implement, and interpret the programs, goals, objectives, policies and procedures, etc., necessary for providing quality care and maintaining a sound operation.
  • Must be able to communicate policies, procedures, regulations, reports, etc., to personnel, residents, family members, visitors, and government agencies/personnel.
  • Must not pose a direct threat to the health or safety of other individuals in the workplace.

Cottonwood Care Community is proudly a managed facility of

We are an Equal Opportunity Employer, Gender/Minority/Veterans/Disabled

No Agencies or Affiliates, please!

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