We are excited to announce Robert J. Stein, MD, CCDS has joined Huff DRG Review Services as a full-time physician consultant. Dr. Stein has been working with us on a consultant basis for the last few years providing clinical insight and education as part of our MS-DRG Assurance program. He has undergone an intensive vetting process working with our clinical coding analysts in the pre-bill chart review process. 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 has served as the Director of the Pulmonary Rehab for Morton Plant Mease (part of BayCare Health System in Tampa, FL) since 2011 and has 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 also a Clinical Instructor of Medicine at the University of South Florida.
He has been the Physician Advisor for the medical record documentation program at Morton Plant Mease Hospital, part of the BayCare Health System since 1997. He has 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!