CanScribe is proud to announce our newest course offering: Clinical Documentation Improvement Specialist (CDIS).
This new program provides focused training in the principles of clinical documentation improvement. These principles include quality measures, payment methodologies, documentation requirements, and clinical conditions. These conditions include anatomy, physiology, pathophysiology, evaluative procedures, and interventive treatment. Code selection and query opportunities for disease processes and disorders are covered in detail, encompassing specificities.
Quality training will be the key to your success as a Clinical Documentation Improvement Specialist. CanScribe graduates are preferred throughout the industry so you can expect a quality program.
So, what exactly is a Clinical Documentation Improvement Specialist? We’ve broken it down for you below.
A Certified Clinical Documentation Improvement (CDI) Specialist performs detailed chart analysis to identify areas within clinical documentation that need further review or improvement. CDI Specialists’ other responsibilities include:
Certified Clinical Documentation Improvement (CDI) Specialists are needed to provide further quality documentation in the healthcare industry.
You will need to complete the entire one hundred-hour program offered with us, and it will teach you unmatched knowledge in medical language, coding, and documentation integrity. Separated into twenty-one different modules the program has sections of varying lengths from 2-8 hours.
Upon completing this program, students will be eligible to take the National Certification Exam (NCE). To receive certification and the professional designation of CCDIS, students must pass the National Certification Examination (NCE).
This program is relatively new in Canada and was created to streamline patients’ resources, impacting areas like documentation, data, and funding.
There is a growing need for Clinical Documentation Improvement Specialists. They have a very specialized skill set critical for the healthcare industry. The skills CDISs gain help provide accurate and quality reporting, which is essential to the industry.
As this is a relatively new position in Canada, the demand for this job is high. Accurate communication and recording of medical documentation are more important than ever in Canada.
There are plenty of career options out there for the Clinical Documentation Improvement Specialist. With the proper training, you could be working in a medical billing center, a psychiatric office, a dental office, an insurance company, a research facility, or other healthcare-related industries. These industries will bring you up to speed on their specific role requirements.
Medical Transcriptionists and Clinical Documentation Improvement Specialists require different training. Although some information may cross over between the two disciplines, they each have separate skillsets. While both fields help to maintain quality healthcare records, CDISs learn inpatient/outpatient coding skills, chart review skills, and learn electronic medical record skills.
Becoming a Clinical Documentation Improvement Specialist requires accuracy and a specific set of skills, just like becoming a Medical Transcriptionist. If you’re looking to get into the CDIS field, you’ll need the appropriate training.
Clinical Documentation Improvement Specialists use professional coding systems to report patient records, diagnoses, quality of care, and other services. They are responsible for the accurate documentation and recording of medical information and the quality of the health record. The role is becoming more and more critical as Canada moves towards a future with higher-quality recorded medical records.
Are you interested in the role of a Clinical Documentation Improvement Specialist? Apply now and do your part in improving the healthcare system in Canada! Follow CanScribe on Facebook for more information, news, and tips and tricks!