Additionally, general emphasis on revenue cycle processes, regulatory requirements, and continuous quality improvement converge to necessitate this type of credential.Because clinical documentation specialists have expertise in clinical care, coding guidelines, and reimbursement methodologies, a nationally recognized CDI-related credential would distinguish those practitioners as competent to provide direction relative to clinical documentation in the patient's health record, thus promoting the HIM profession overall.As a result, healthcare organizations can be assured that their certified documentation improvement practitioners have demonstrated excellence in clinical care, treatment, coding guidelines, and reimbursement analysis, survey, clinical documentation improvement (CDI), documentation, Commission on Certification for Health Informatics and Information Management (CCHIIM), credential, exam, health information management (HIM) job roles As the health information management (HIM) profession continues to expand and become more specialized, there is an ever-increasing need to identify emerging HIM workforce roles that require a codified level of proficiency and professional standards.These evolving roles often advance into specialty areas or concentrations within the larger HIM industry and morph into in-demand positions with specialized competencies.Additionally, creating a salient credential to validate the clinical documentation role was found to be both reactionary and forward-thinking because it would be a response to market demand from clinical documentation specialists already working in the HIM continuum, but also an opportunity to further expand and welcome complementary healthcare professionals to the HIM arena.
This research served to solidify the general scope of a CDI-related credential and justify further exploration of developing this exam.
A random sample of 4,923 CDI-related professionals was surveyed regarding the tasks and knowledge required for the job.
The survey data were used to create a weighted blueprint of the six major domains that make up the CDI practitioner role, which later formed the foundation for the clinical documentation improvement practitioner (CDIP) credential.
As the health information management (HIM) profession continues to expand and become more specialized, there is an ever-increasing need to identify emerging HIM workforce roles that require a codified level of proficiency and professional standards.
The main goal of a job analysis is to clearly and concisely define, through subject-matter expert (SME) validation, what professionals in that role do on the job.