Documentation Improvement Program
This CDI program contains three (3) self-paced online courses directed toward clinical documentation specialists or related roles in healthcare settings. This is a useful program for coding professionals; however, the courses focus on documentation assessment and improvement as they support for code assignment (the program does not contain any training on how to code for reporting or indexing).
The following general information applies to all three courses in this program:
The intention of this course is to introduce HIM professionals to the exciting new world of Clinical Documentation Specialists. Within this course, professionals will learn about important skills and areas of knowledge that will assist them in becoming successful Clinical Documentation Specialists. The objectives of this 6-lesson course are to:
This two CEU, six lesson course will review overall aspects of managing a clinical documentation improvement (CDI) program. Planning and organizing the program is essential for success, as is monitoring and evaluation. The course also covers potential legal aspects involved with the query process, with the goal of querying for both reimbursement and data quality. Effective management involves hiring and retaining qualified staff, which is also addressed. The objectives of this 6-lesson course are to:
This 2-CEU, 6-lesson course will review how clinical documentation improvement (CDI) programs relate to quality measures in addition to being in an electronic environment. As the industry requires an increase in reporting quality measures in addition to documentation standards, it is important for an HIM professional to understand the impact CDI programs may have on a facility’s data. This course will review how CDI will affect documentation necessary to meet industry standards, as well as report cards. The objectives of this course are: