2024 Clinical Documentation Improvement and Integrity Institute


Elevate Your Career with the C-CDI Certification Program

Unlock the Power of Clinical Documentation Excellence

Welcome to the Clinical Documentation Improvement & Integrity Institute (C-CDI) Certification Program, an elite training course meticulously designed for healthcare professionals who aim to master the art and science of clinical documentation. Our comprehensive program is crafted to enhance your expertise, ensure compliance, and boost the operational effectiveness of healthcare services through superior documentation practices.

Why Choose the C-CDI Certification Program?

  • Expert-Led Training: Learn from Dr. Keith Stokes, a renowned expert in clinical documentation, who brings years of experience and insights directly to you through engaging, in-depth training sessions.
  • Comprehensive Curriculum: Covering everything from the fundamentals to advanced strategies in clinical documentation, our program is structured to provide a deep understanding of every aspect of CDI. Whether you’re new to the field or looking to refine your skills, our course has something for everyone.
  • Practical and Theoretical Knowledge: Gain not only the theoretical foundation necessary for excellence in CDI but also practical tools and strategies that can be immediately applied in your daily work.
  • Networking Opportunities: Join a community of like-minded professionals, expanding your professional network while learning from peers and leaders in the field.

Course Highlights:

  1. Foundations of CDI: Start with the basics of clinical documentation and understand its impact on patient care and healthcare compliance.
  2. Advanced Documentation Techniques: Delve into complex CDI topics including medical necessity, regulatory compliance, and the use of technology in documentation.
  3. Quality Improvement: Learn how to use documentation to improve patient outcomes and institutional performance.
  4. Risk Management: Understand how to navigate and manage the risks associated with clinical documentation.
  5. Future of CDI: Prepare for emerging trends and technologies that will shape the future of clinical documentation.

Overview: This session introduces the fundamentals of Clinical Documentation Improvement (CDI), emphasizing the importance of accurate and comprehensive medical records.

  • Establishes the foundation of CDI and its significance in the medical field.
  • Discusses key principles and practices for effective clinical documentation.

Overview: Focuses on strategies for enhancing documentation and the critical role of physician engagement in CDI processes.

  • Explores techniques to improve documentation accuracy and completeness.
  • Highlights the importance of physician involvement in CDI efforts.

Overview: Addresses the regulatory landscape affecting CDI and outlines the documentation standards required for compliance.

  • Reviews regulatory requirements related to clinical documentation.
  • Discusses documentation standards and practices required for compliance and quality care.
  • Overview: Delves into advanced CDI techniques and the integration of technology to streamline documentation processes.

    • Introduces advanced techniques for CDI improvement.
    • Explores the use of technology in enhancing documentation processes.
  • Overview: Links CDI practices with quality improvement and risk management, emphasizing the impact of documentation on patient safety and institutional integrity.

    • Connects CDI with broader quality improvement initiatives.
    • Focuses on risk management strategies related to clinical documentation
  • Overview: Provides practical CDI applications through detailed case studies, enhancing learning through real-world scenarios.

    • Presents case studies to illustrate common challenges and solutions in CDI.
    • Discusses practical applications of CDI principles in clinical settings.

Overview: Examines the legal and ethical implications of clinical documentation, stressing the need for ethical practices in CDI.

  • Explores the legal ramifications of clinical documentation.
  • Discusses ethical considerations and the importance of integrity in documentation.

Overview: Looks at current and emerging technologies in clinical documentation and predicts future trends in the field.

  • Reviews existing technologies that support CDI.
  • Predicts future trends and innovations in clinical documentation.

Overview: Focuses on the role of physician advisors in CDI, outlining their responsibilities and impact on documentation quality.

  • Defines the role and duties of physician advisors in CDI.
  • Discusses the impact of physician advisors on improving clinical documentation.

Overview: Links medical necessity with documentation integrity, providing strategies to ensure documentation supports patient care needs.

  • Discusses the connection between medical necessity and documentation integrity.
  • Provides strategies for aligning documentation with patient care requirements.



Approx. 15 hours to complete

There are 28 Sessions in this institute

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Certificate of completion

Available for download upon successful completion of the institute.

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Who Should Enroll?

Our program is ideal for:
• Physicians
• Clinical documentation specialists
• Health information managers
• Medical coders and billers
• Nurses and healthcare providers involved in documentation
• Healthcare administrators

A total of 15 CEUs will be awarded by the Association for Integrity in Health Care Documentation .

Note: You will receive a downloadable Certificate of Completion from the AIHCD upon successfully passing the certification exam upon completing the Institute.

Enroll Now and Transform Your Professional Journey!

Ready to take the next step in your career? Join us at PAC-CDI and become a leader in clinical documentation. Our next session starts soon—secure your spot today and start your journey towards becoming a certified PAC-CDI specialist!