CDI Analyst

Children’s Minnesota

About Children’s Minnesota:

Children’s Minnesota is the seventh largest pediatric health system in the United States and the only health system in Minnesota to provide care exclusively to children, from before birth through young adulthood. An independent and not-for-profit system since 1924, Children’s serves kids throughout the Upper Midwest at two free-standing hospitals, 12 primary and specialty care clinics and six rehabilitation sites.

Additionally, Children’s is Minnesota’s only Level I pediatric trauma center inside a hospital dedicated solely to children. In 2018 Children’s Minnesota was verified as a Level I Children’s Surgery Center by the American College of Surgeons. Children’s maintains its longstanding commitment to the community to improve children’s health by providing high-quality, family-centered pediatric services and advancing those efforts through research and education.

This work is made possible in large part by generous philanthropic and volunteer support from individuals and organizations throughout the state and region. An award-winning health system, Children’s received Magnet® recognition from The American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC) in 2018 and is regularly ranked by U.S. News & World Report as a top children’s hospital. Please visit

Department Overview:

Health Information Management is responsible for the:

  • Oversight of the quality, timeliness, and accuracy of the medical record and patient indexes for patient care, legal, revenue, research, and regulatory needs.
  • Classification of diagnosis and procedures according to approved classification and nomenclatures such as ICD-9, CPT,  Snomed, etc.
  • Maintaining the security and integrity of health information.
  • Providing documentation tools/services such as dictation, transcription, electronic templates, scribes, and paper forms.
  • Collection, quality control, and dissemination of data for comparative data bases and statistical reports including specific disease and procedure registries.
  • Providing access to medical record information through release of information processes.

Position Summary:

The Clinical Documentation Improvement (CDI) Analyst in the Department of Health Information Management provides concurrent review of the medical record to ensure that clinical documentation supports the patient’s disease complications, severity, co-morbidities and risk of mortality.

Primary responsibilities include:

  • Queries the professional staff and other caregivers as necessary via written/verbal communication to obtain accurate and complete provider documentation that supports the severity of patient illness and risk of mortality.
  • Performs thorough chart reviews to identify comorbidities/complications, and documents these appropriately on the DRG worksheet.
  • Demonstrates an understanding of the importance of and makes an effort to capture all potential secondary diagnoses for creating an accurate patient profile.
  • Demonstrates creativity and enthusiasm while pursuing the goals of the DRG Assurance process, of the department and the organization.
  • Maintains the ability to be flexible, and prioritizes daily responsibilities.

Required Qualifications:

  • Prefer previous Clinical Documentation Improvement experience or ten years of inpatient coding experience.
  • Professional experience as a Physician, Registered Nurse, Physical Therapist, Occupational Therapist, Pharmacist, or Respiratory Therapist with ten years pediatric experience and knowledge of documentation and coding systems is also qualifying.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

  • Knowledge of electronic medical records, care delivery documentation systems and related medical record documents.
  • Knowledge of pediatric age-specific needs and the elements of disease processes and related procedures.
  • Strong broad-based clinical knowledge and understanding of pathology/physiology.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills and critical thinking skills.
  • Ability to work independently in a time-oriented environment.
  • Computer literacy and familiarity with the operation of basic office equipment.
  • Assertive, respectful personality traits to facilitate ongoing provider communication.
  • Ability to read medical record documentation (paper and on-line) in the performance of job responsibilities.


  • Inpatient coding experience and/or advanced extensive knowledge of complex disease processes with a broad clinical experience in an inpatient pediatric setting preferred.

Education Qualifications:

  • Ideal candidates will be licensed as either RHIA (Registered Health Information Administrator) or RHIT (Registered Health Information Technician).


This is a 1.0 FTE (80 hours per pay period), exempt, salaried position. Compensation will be determined based on experience and market data.

Children’s Benefits Program:

We believe that taking care of the most amazing people on earth starts with taking care of ourselves. After all, our employees are our most valuable asset. That is why we are committed to providing our employees with a comprehensive and competitive benefits program that allows them to take care of themselves and their families, while continuing to provide outstanding care and services to kids.

Our benefits program is a comprehensive and flexible package that meets the needs of a diverse workforce — and we are committed to reviewing our plan annually to make it better. The components of our current program include:

  • Medical – including many additional perks such as on-site Employee Health Services for medical members and frequent fitness reimbursements
  • Dental
  • Vision
  • Flexible spending accounts
  • Health savings account
  • Life insurance
  • AD&D insurance
  • Disability benefits
  • AD&D insurance
  • Disability benefits
  • Workers compensation
  • Business travel accident insurance
  • Paid time off

Retirement Benefits:

  • 403(b) plan through Fidelity Investments
  • Employer match
  • Personalized retirement planning and education services with financial planners who understand the details of Children’s programs

Work/life initiatives:

  • Discount tickets
  • Tuition reimbursement
  • Emergency loans
  • Professional development
  • Adoption reimbursement
  • Day care and elder care referral services

Additional Benefits:

Children’s is committed to building a culture of well-being. The Be Well program supports all employees and their families. All employees have access to well-being experts like health coaches, dietitians and counselors to support your personal well-being. Employees can earn a financial incentive for healthy habits. Plus there are many other free resources to support you with:

  • Financial and legal guidance
  • Parenting and child care resources
  • Elder care and pet services
  • Emotional wellness
  • Career management

Physical Demands:

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All job offers are contingent upon successful completion of an occupational health assessment, drug screen, background investigation, and compliance with the U.S. Government Form I-9, Employment Eligibility Verification. Children’s requires proof of immunity to vaccine preventable infectious diseases prior to employment, as recommended by the Centers for Disease Control (CDC).

Children’s is committed to creating a culture where every employee can be their best self, make a difference for kids and families, and learn and grow to reach their full potential. We are proud to celebrate our rich diversity and believe what makes us different, makes us stronger. Our diversity and inclusion program and participation in the CEO Action for Diversity & Inclusion provide every employee with opportunities to use their skills and talents to their full potential. We’re also proud to support and lead community efforts and public policy that impact health and health care for children.

Children’s Minnesota is committed to providing Equal Employment Opportunities to all applicants. EO M/F/Disability/Vet Employer.

Instructions for Resume Submission:

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