Robert Stein, MD, CCDS, joins us as Associate Director of our MS-DRG Assurance program providing clinical insight and education as part of our pre-bill review process. He has undergone an extensive vetting process working with our physicians and clinical coding analysts for over a year. He earned his CCDS credential in June 2013 and completed AHIMA’s ICD-10-CM/PCS Coder Workforce Training in August 2013.
Dr. Stein is board-certified in Internal Medicine with subspecialties in Critical Care and Pulmonary Disease and has over 25 years in active practice. He was the Physician Advisor for the medical record documentation program at Morton Plant Mease Hospital, part of the BayCare Health System for over 16 years. He served as the Director of the Pulmonary Rehab for Morton Plant Mease for 2 years and served in several other administrative roles including Co-Director of the Respiratory Therapy Department for Mease Dunedin Hospital and Mease Countryside Hospital, Co-Director Morton Plant Mease- BayCare Outpatient Center Sleep Center, President of the Medical Staff for Mease Healthcare and served on the Board of Directors for Morton Plant Mease 2003-2009. He was a Clinical Instructor of Medicine at the University of South Florida. He also served as Physician Advisor Quality Management and a Physician Advisor Senior Solutions for Blue Cross Blue Shield.
Having served as a physician champion and recognizing the positive impact this has on clinical documentation and coding, Dr. Stein has been and will continue to be a valuable asset to our clients.