CDIP Workshop

CDIP Exam Preparation Workshop:

The Certified Documentation Improvement Practitioner (CDIP®) is a competency-based (knowledge and experience) credential that validates the skills and knowledge of coding and clinical documentation improvement (CDI) professionals and demonstrates mastery of CDI responsibilities supporting business growth and quality health care.
Workshop Objectives:
Prepare to earn AHIMA's highly-respected Certified Documentation Improvement Practitioner (CDIP) certification. This two-day in-person workshop covers all of the six domains in the CDIP exam: Clinical & Coding Practice, Leadership, Record Review & Document Clarification, CDI Metrics & Statistics, Research & Education, and Compliance. Faculty will incorporate real-world examples and learning activities into the training to facilitate learner retention. After successful completion of the workshop and certification-specific pre-requisites, attendees will be better prepared for the CDIP certification exam.
All participants will receive workshop handouts and a copy of the Clinical Documentation Improvement: Principles and Practice
AHIMA members receive a discount on the workshop. AHIMA non-members will receive a free one year membership to AHIMA. 
Workshop Objectives – Attendees will be able to:
  • Apply knowledge of official coding guidelines and MS-DRG assignment
  • Understand CDI workflow processes
  • Analyze and develop effective physician queries
  • Evaluate CDI metrics and statistics for tracking the effectiveness of the CDI program
  • Identify and apply CDI best practices
  • Become aware of needed areas of focus for test preparation
Who Should Take the Exam:
Physicians , Nurses and Professionals serving as clinical documentation specialists who are knowledgeable and competent in providing guidance relative to clinical documentation in the patient’s health record
CDIP Exam Eligibility:
Candidates who would like to sit for the CDIP exam must meet one of the eligibility requirements below:
  • An RHIA®, RHIT®, CCS®, CCS-P®, RN, MD or DO and two (2) years experience in clinical documentation improvement
  • An Associate’s degree or higher and three (3) years of experience in clinical documentation improvement (candidates must also have completed coursework in Medical Terminology and Anatomy and Physiology)
Exam’s Format:
Number of questions on exam: 140 multiple‐choice (106 scored/34 pretest)
Exam Time: 3 hours – no breaks

Exam’s Content
Domain 1 – Clinical Coding Practice (22‐26%)
Domain 2 – Leadership (17‐22%)
Domain 3 – Record Review & Document Clarification (24‐28%)
Domain 4 – CDI Metrics & Statistics (14‐18%)
Domain 5 – Research & Education (11‐15%)
Domain 6 – Compliance (4‐8%)
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