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Certified Documentation Improvement Practitioner

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American Health Information Management Association
Certified Documentation Improvement Practitioner
233 N. Michigan Avenue, Suite 2150, Chicago
IL 60601-5519


This certification will assure the competency of individuals who capture the documentation necessary to fully communicate the patient's health status and conditions. These individuals will be positioned as leaders and role models in the health informatics and information management community. AHIMA's CDIP certification will confirm the commitment of AHIMA to globally improve and maintain quality information for those involved in healthcare as well as support the integrity of the patient's health record. The certification will distinguish those professionals serving as clinical documentation specialists as knowledgeable and competent to provide guidance relative to clinical documentation in the patient's health record, thus promoting the HIM profession overall.

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Work Experience Required? Yes

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

This certification is In Demand.
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