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Certified Documentation Expert Outpatient

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American Academy of Professional Coders
Certified Documentation Expert Outpatient
309 West 700 South, Salt Lake City
UT 84101


The CDEO credential validates a documentation professional's expertise in reviewing outpatient documentation for accuracy in the support of coding, quality measures and clinical requirements. CDEO professionals provide feedback to providers to improve clinical documentation and facilitate ongoing documentation improvement to meet all requirements of the medical record. To become a CDEO, documentation professionals must demonstrate knowledge of pathophysiology, coding and billing guidelines, and quality measures.

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Work Experience Required? No

Oral or Written Exam Required? Yes

Renewal Required? Every 2 Year(s)

Renew through Continuing Educational Units(CEU)? Yes

Renew through Re-Examination? No

Renew through Continuing Professional Development(CPD)? No

Does applicant have choice of at least two options from above for renewal (CEU, CPD, or exam)? No