Certified Documentation Expert Inpatient (CDEI) - Certification Exam

The Certified Documentation Expert Inpatient (CDEI) credential validates expertise in reviewing inpatient documentation for accuracy to support coding and clinical requirements. CDEI 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 CDEI, documentation professionals must demonstrate knowledge of pathophysiology, inpatient coding and billing guidelines, and healthcare payment models.

With a CDEI credential, you have:

  • Expertise in reviewing medical documentation for accuracy.
  • The ability to identify and communicate documentation deficiencies to providers to improve documentation for accurate coding.
  • A sound knowledge of medical coding guidelines and regulations, including those specific to inpatient settings.
  • A grasp of compliance and reimbursement concepts impacting the inpatient revenue cycle.
  • A thorough understanding of anatomy, pathophysiology, and medical terminology necessary to correctly code using ICD-10-CM and ICD-10-PCS.

Areas of Study for the CDEI

  • Purpose of CDI
  • Provider communication and compliance
  • Documentation Requirements
  • Payment models
  • Diagnosis coding
  • Quality Measures
  • Procedure coding
  • Clinical conditions

The CDEI Beta Exam is Now Closed

The CDEI Beta Exam is now closed to new applicants. Thank you to those who participated in the beta exam. We appreciate your time and consideration in helping ensure AAPC exams maintain a high standard in testing.

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