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HonorHealth CDI Physician Advisor in Phoenix, Arizona


HonorHealth is a non-profit, local community healthcare system serving an area of 1.6 million people in the greater Phoenix area. The network encompasses six acute-care hospitals, an extensive medical group, outpatient surgery centers, a cancer care network, clinical research, medical education, a foundation and community services with approximately 12,300 employees, 3,700 affiliated physicians and 3,100 volunteers.

HonorHealth was formed by a merger between Scottsdale Healthcare and John C. Lincoln Health Network. HonorHealth’s mission is to improve the health and well-being of those we serve.


Job SummaryThe CDI physician advisor (PA), will act as a liaison between the CDI professionals, Coding, and the hospital's Medical Staff to facilitate accurate and complete documentation for coding and abstracting of clinical data, including the capture of severity, and risk of mortality,risk adjustment diagnoses, in addition to accurate DRG assignment. The PA helps facilitate training for the physicians and must demonstrate strong interpersonal, oral and written communication skills. The PA must be flexible, organized and can address physicians, and customers with tact, discretion and diplomacy. Possess general knowledge of Hospital Information Systems as well as knowledge of computer systems/applications used in CDI. The PA can analyze and prepare data to drive priorities and performance improvement.

  • Assists with physician engagement by establishing strategies for broader physician understanding of the CDI program and its importance. Coordinates with program leadership to provide a summary of results at physician/medical staff meetings. Engages in one-on-one discussions with physicians needing further buy-in and support by providing specific data and case examples. Supports the organizational Quality goals and objectives through CDI improvements. Coordinates with the CDI team provide clinical documentation education to the medical staff.

  • Partners with CDI leadership on an approach and plan for physician responses to queries, including physician advisor escalation assistance. Meets regularly with CDSs to understand current issues or unanswered queries. Conducts second-level reviews on cases requiring additional clinical input and perspective. Participates in CDI/Coder team meetings to offer insights and expertise on physician-related aspects of the program.


EducationM.D. or D.O Board Certified Physician RequiredExperience5 years Recent experience in Clinical Practice Required Licenses and Certifications MD or DO Board Certification Required