Job Description: Directs the VHS Physician & Clinical Documentation Improvement Program. Assumes direct responsibility for the PDI/CDI staff including staffing, scheduling, performance reviews, employee performance management. This position is also responsible for providing clinically based concurrent and retrospective review of inpatient medical records to evaluate the utilization and documentation of acute care services. The goal of concurrent review includes facilitation of appropriate physician documentation of care delivered to accurately reflect patient severity of illness and risk of mortality. Specific reviews are both determined internally and by requirements/requests of external payers or regulatory agencies and play a significant role in reporting quality of care outcomes and in obtaining accurate and compliant reimbursement for acute care services.