Clinical documentation specialists understand a wide range of specialized disciplines, including education in anatomy and physiology, pathophysiology, and pharmacology; knowledge of official medical coding guidelines, CMS, and private payer regulations related to the Inpatient Prospective Payment System; an ability to analyze and interpret medical record documentation and formulate appropriate physician queries; and an ability to benchmark and analyze clinical documentation program performance.
The CCDS-O credential represents a mark of excellence for CDI professionals operating in outpatient settings, and provides employers with a baseline of competency for existing staff or potential hires.
The ACDIS-Approved CDI Apprentice Program
The ACDIS CDI Apprenticeship is a certificate program comprised of foundational CDI education paired with a review of core compliance and ethical principles. Candidates who pass the final exam receive a certificate of CDI foundational training and are allowed to designate themselves as an ACDIS-Approved CDI Apprentice.
Designation as an ACDIS CDI Apprenticedemonstrates to potential employers that an individual has foundational knowledge of CDI.