Erica Sorenson, RN BSN

Clinical Documentation Improvement Specialist


  • Daily record review for inpatient admissions to ensure the medical record accurately reflects the severity of illness and intensity of service, resulting in the appropriate MS-DRG assignment
  • Extensively collaborates with physicians, medical records coding staff, hospital administration, and other patient caregivers to improve accuracy and completeness of acute inpatient documentation.
  • Completes education for all members of the patient care team on clinical documentation opportunities, hospital coding and/or reimbursement issues, as well as performance improvement methodologies.
  • Conduct record reconciliation with hospital coding staff to assign a working DRG.
  • Maintains thorough and current knowledge of clinical care and treatment of assigned patient populations to critically assess appropriateness of documentation.

Special Interests and Activities:

Currently interested in creating and implementing a process improvement plan to adapt CDI workflow and decrease physician burnout related to queries and documentation.


Phone: 319-356-8293

When asked “What inspires you?”

“Collaborating with other healthcare professionals to provide innovative solutions in the always changing healthcare field.”