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Lead CDI Specialist at Community Health Systems and Affiliates

Posted in Health Care 30+ days ago.

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Type: Full-Time
Location: Fort Wayne, Indiana

Job Description:

About us:

Choice Matters! Join our team at Lutheran Hospital in Fort Wayne, Indiana, where we are committed to quality, innovation and compassionate care, along with employee growth and satisfaction. This is coupled with competitive salaries & benefits such as premium pay programs, per diem programs, schedule flexibility, tuition reimbursement/loan repayment and much more! Lutheran Hospital, a 396 bed tertiary care facility, has evolved into areas of specialized care including northern Indiana’s only heart and kidney transplant programs, an accredited bariatric surgery program, Level II verified adult and pediatric trauma centers, an accredited and commended cancer care program, and a certified primary stroke center. Lutheran’s trailblazing history of heart care is evident through its accreditations as a heart failure institute and chest pain center. The Lutheran Children's Hospital - a hospital within a hospital teams with 68 pediatricians across the region practicing in 20 pediatric specialties. We recently opened a freestanding emergency department in eastern Fort Wayne, for 24/7 convenient emergent care! Lutheran Hospital. Life changing care! Lutheran Hospital is owned in part by physicians.


  • The Clinical Documentation Information Improvement (CDI) Lead provides remote and onsite support of clinical documentation improvement activities in an effort to support accuracy and quality in the patient records at CHS facilities and to ensure that coded diagnoses are an accurate reflection of the patient’s clinical status and care.

  • The CDI Coordinator provides a key role in maintaining the long-term system success of CDI by providing inpatient auditing as well as program reporting, applications support and operations functions.


  • A minimum of a high school diploma is required. 

  • American Health Information Management Association (AHIMA) credential – Certified Coding Specialist (CCS), Registered Health Information Administrator (RHIA), or Registered Health Information Technician (RHIT) required. 

  • A minimum of three – five years ongoing inpatient coding and abstracting experience in ICD-9-CM and DRGs required. A minimum of one year auditing experience required.  Prior documentation improvement experience highly desired.

  • At least one of the following is required:  RHIA, RHIT, or CCS. The following are preferred:  CDIP, CCDS, clinical degree, or ICD-10 certification or trainer designation.