Why CDI Medical Director Is a Great Nonclinical Job

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Today we discuss a popular hospital-based job that can also serve as a stepping stone to the C-suite.

It is the position of CDI medical director. CDI is the acronym for clinical documentation improvement, or more commonly today, clinical documentation integrity.

I have interviewed two CDI specialists in the past. One worked primarily as an independent CDI consultant, and the other worked as a physician advisor for a large consulting firm.

Here are the questions answered in today's presentation:

  1. What is CDI?
  2. What does a CDI physician advisor or medical director do?
  3. Where do I get training and experience for this job?
  4. How do I prepare to apply for my first CDI job?
  5. What is the typical salary?
  6. What are the long-term options for those working in CDI?

A hospital CDI job is excellent in its own right. But it is also a good way to position yourself for a revenue cycle job at a healthcare consulting company, or a more lucrative leadership position in hospital management.

The lifestyle and pay are good. Home-based or on-site work are available. And opportunities for advancement are excellent.

You can find links in the show notes for this episode at nonclinicalphysicians.com/cdi-medical-director/

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