CLINICAL DOCUMENTATION IMPROVEMENT

Clinical Documentation Improvement (CDI) is a new and upcoming field in acute care organizations across Canada. People with this skillset are able to assist an organization by improving quality care, improving case mix, and appropriate utilization of resources through quality information.

CERTIFICATION

The Certified Clinical Documentation Improvement Specialist (CCDIS) is able to use the professional designation CCDIS following their name. Example: Mary Smith, CCDIS.

This certification is being developed with three groups of healthcare professionals in mind:

  1. Certified Health Information Management (CHIM) professionals
  2. Regulated clinicians (ex. Nurses or physicians)
  3. Other regulated health professionals (ex. Lab tech)


EXAM DATES

The CCDIS national certification examination (NCE) date(s) are as follows:

Examination date(s)

Deadline for application & required documentation

Fee per exam sitting*

Limited time offer**

December 12, 2019

December 1, 2019

$349 + taxes

$199 + taxes

Spring 2020 TBD

TBD

2020 rates TBD

N/A

*This fee covers the administration and delivery of the CCDIS NCE. For candidates who pass the examination, a congratulatory CHIMA professional (certified) membership will be issued until the next renewal period (end of February each fiscal year). The congratulatory membership does not apply to applicants who are already professional members with CHIMA.

** The limited time offer expires on December 1, 2019.

ELIGIBILITY

To be eligible to apply for the CCDIS NCE candidates must be either:

  1. A graduate from a CCHIM-approved CDI Speciality Program; or
  2. Able to provide proof of completing onsite facility training with 3M

 

MAINTENANCE OF CERTIFICATION

To maintain the CCDIS professional designation, the following requirements must be met: 

 

CCHIM-APPROVED CDI PROGRAM

Clinical Documentation Improvement (CDI) Program in partnership with 3M

Click here for more information.