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Eli Freilich M.D., CCDS

Medical Director

Dr. Freilich is board-certified in Internal Medicine and Pulmonary Disease. His clinical practice experience and work as a Physician Advisor both in the inpatient and ambulatory settings, complement Enjoin’s prestigious and nationally recognized physician team. In addition to his Clinical Documentation Improvement expertise, Dr. Freilich was the Chief Medical Officer at BayCare Physician Partners where he was instrumental in helping to establish the ambulatory CDI program.

For over 25 years, Dr. Freilich has traveled the path of documentation integrity from his earliest work as a physician reviewer with Florida Medical Quality Assurance Inc. Prior to completion of his medical school program at the University of South Florida College of Medicine, Dr. Freilich earned a Bachelor of Science degree from the University of Miami. Subsequent to his Internal Medicine Residency and Pulmonary Fellowship, he completed a master’s degree in Medical Management from the Tulane University School of Public Health and Tropical Medicine. His work experience before joining the BayCare Health System included serving as the Medical Director of Respiratory Therapy and President of the Medical Staff at Morton Plant Hospital. Other leadership roles he has served in include Chairman of the Medical Executive Committee, Chairman of the Research Council, and work with the Quality and Safety and Utilization Review Committees.

Most recently, Dr. Freilich has served as the Director, Chief Medical Officer for BayCare Physician Partners. His many accomplishments include the development of an ambulatory CDI program for the system, achieving savings each year of the existence of the clinically integrated network as well as improvement in HCC scores and savings of over $32 million dollars in first 3 years MSSP ACO.

He has served as a faculty member at the University of South Florida College of Medicine for over ten years instructing residents in documentation and coding. Dr. Freilich’s work with documentation improvement efforts includes educating physicians and assisting coders to generate queries with clinical significance.

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