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McLaren Health Care Clin Doc Improv Spec RN in Flint Location, Michigan


The Clinical Documentation Improvement (CDI) Specialist is responsible for facilitating improvement of the overall quality and completeness of medical record documentation. CDI Specialist role is to facilitate quality outcomes and revenue integrity through capture of accurate, complete, and compliant documentation through coordination, collaboration, and communication with related disciplines to address and integrate opportunities for documentation improvement and provider education.

Essential Functions and Responsibilities:

  • Ensures the accuracy and completeness of clinical information used for measuring and reporting physician and hospital outcomes.

  • Performs daily chart reviews seeking opportunity to clarify (query) documentation with the health record to capture accurate, complete and compliant documentation. Assigns Working DRGs & ICD10 CM/PCS codes.

  • Facilitates necessary documentation in the medical record through extensive interaction with physicians, nursing staff, other patient caregivers, and collaboration with HIM/Coding staff to ensure the most appropriate reimbursement is achieved for the level of service rendered to all patients.

  • Educates all members of the patient care team regarding clinical documentation needs, changes to clinical documentation guidelines, coding and reimbursement issues, and pay for performance documentation requirements on an on-going basis.



  • Current Registered Nurse License in the State of practice

  • Minimum 5 years of acute hospital care experience

  • Certified Clinical Documentation Specialist (CCDS), or obtain certification when eligible as defined by the Association of Clinical Documentation Improvement Specialists – ACDIS, and maintenance of continuing education requirements

  • Member (or obtain within 1 year of service) with the Association of Clinical Documentation Improvement Specialists (ACDIS)


  • CDIP certification

  • Experience with CDI Software Tools (i.e. 3M 360, JATA, ChartWise, other)

  • Knowledge of coding/documentation and billing regulations related to commercial insurance, Medicaid and Medicare. (i.e., APR-DRG, MS-DRG, Medicare, Medicaid & Managed Care)

  • Experience in Utilization Management/Case Management, Critical Care, and patient outcomes/quality management preferred. Inpatient coding experience desired.

Nicotine Testing - To provide a safe, healthy environment for our patients, employees and visitors, as of February 1, 2013 McLaren no longer hires individuals who use nicotine and will conduct nicotine testing during the pre-employment process. If the test is positive the offer will be rescinded. Individuals who test positive may re-apply for employment after six months.

Equal Opportunity Employer of Minorities/Females/Disabled/Veterans

Job: Nurse

Primary Location: Michigan-Flint Location-McLaren Reg Med Center

Organization McLaren Health Care Corp

Employee Status Regular

Shift Day Job

Job Type Standard

Schedule Full-time

Job Posting Jul 10, 2019, 3:29:35 PM

Req ID: 19006860