Certificate in Clinical Documentation Improvement (CDI)

The programme has been designed by professionals with experience in the real healthcare settings. As the demand for accurate and timely clinical documentation increases, health information management (HIM) professionals are using their skills and expertise to improve documentation. This programme directed toward clinical documentation specialists or related roles in healthcare settings. The programme structure appropriately covers all essential of documentation improvement in medical coding along with live examples, CDI alert and clinical tips. Since this is a useful programme for coding professionals however, the programmes focus on documentation assessment and improvement as they support code assignment (the programme does not contain any training on how to code for reporting or indexing). The programme offers to be a re-fresher programme for existing employees who already know about the industry and ICD-10-CM but are interested in training or updating onto the clinical documentation improvement.

IGMPI has long been a part of the healthcare education chain and has been into the field with its many professional’s healthcare programmes. This yet another one has been an addition to the basket of existing ones. This is a fast track and advanced programme having CDI alert and clinical tips based methodology throughout the duration.


  • To identify and clarify any confusing, incomplete, conflicting, or missing information in the physician-documented portion of the health record that is related to diagnoses or procedure;

  • To enhance communication between members of the CDI team and the medical staff;

  • To provide education to medical staff members.

  • To improve continuity of care for the patient, between members of the healthcare team.

  • To provide accurate representation of patient severity;

  • To provide education to coding staff members to increase their clinical knowledge.

This programme provides information on the terminology utilized in ICD-10-CM that impacts clinical documentation.This identify areas in ICD-10-CM that include new terminology, define areas in ICD-10-CM that enable improved data capture and discuss methods to employ to educate physicians of new documentation opportunities.

The intention of this programme is to introduce health information management (HIM) professionals to the exciting new world of Clinical Documentation Specialists. Within this programme, professionals will learn about important skills and areas of knowledge that will assist them in becoming successful Clinical Documentation Specialists. Participants will come across the following topics:

  • Understand the Clinical Documentation Specialist (CDS) role and skill requirements

  • Discuss necessary coding skills and knowledge about the MS-DRG system needed to be a successful CDS

  • Explore the topic of optimal communication methods with physicians

  • Discuss specificity and the reason for the necessity of concrete documentation in the medical record

  • Examine how minimal documentation can affect potential reimbursement

  • Identify best queries and value the physician as part of the query process

The case study based approach in CDI Training programme via Regular, Part-time and interactive modes is designed for professionals who wish to complete the programme in shorter time duration. This programme is beneficial for professionals from different streams to help them intensify their knowledge. This is a fast track and advanced programme having rigorous case studies based methodology throughout the duration.

Programme Modules

Module 1: Introduction

Module 2: Clinical documentation improvement processes

Module 3: Infectious and parasitic diseases

Module 4: Neoplasms

Module 5: Diseases of the Blood and Blood-forming Organs and Certain Disorders Involving the Immune Mechanism

Module 6: Endocrine, Nutritional, and Metabolic Diseases

Module 7: Diseases of Nervous System

Module 8: Diseases of Eye and Adnexa

Module 9: Diseases of Ear and Mastoid Process

Module 10: Diseases of Circulatory System

Module 11: Diseases of Respiratory System

Module 12: Diseases of Digestive System

Module 13: Diseases of Skin and Subcutaneous Tissue

Module 14: Diseases of the Musculoskeletal System and Connective Tissue

Module 15: Diseases of Genitourinary System

Module 16: Symptoms, Signs, and Abnormal Clinical and Laboratory Findings, Not Elsewhere Classified

Module 17: Injury, Poisoning, and Certain Other Consequences of External Causes

Module 18: Terminology Translator

Module 19: Physician Query Samples

Programme Methodology

In the Regular and online interactive modes classes are conducted throughout the duration of the programme apart from Learning Management System (LMS) support and comprehensive and dynamic study material for all the modules. For Delhi NCR and Hyderabad students face to face classroom sessions will be conducted on weekends and for other location students interactive classroom sessions will be conducted.


Any Graduation/ B.tech/ B.Sc. in Microbiology/ Life Sciences/ Botany/ Zoology/ Food Science/ Food Technology/ BE/ B.Pharma/ MBBS/ BDS/ BHMS/ BUMS/ BAMS or any other discipline. Diploma holders are eligible for our Executive Diploma, Industry Certificate, and Certificate Programmes.

Programme Duration

The programme will be completed over a period of three Months which will include the tenure applicable for examinations as well as case studies completion.


The registration dates for this programme run by the Institute are updated timely on the webpage. Effective online learning tools incorporated into the design of the webpage make the programme lectures, online live classes and study material easily accessible. This gives a huge window of self-regulated and self-paced performance to the participants.

Programme Deliverables

A comprehensive study material for all the modules in hard copies ensuring the needs of the audience. The accompanying training material is appropriately aligned with the current Industry’s expectations.

  • – Assignments for all the programme modules for continuous evaluation and guidance.
  • – Interactive or online live sessions on all key areas of the programme giving all flexibility to the participants.
  • – Online classes for all the modules will be conducted on the weekends. Moreover, a doubt clearing session will also be scheduled before the examination.
  • – All the efforts are made by IGMPI faculty members to make the entire programme modules easily understandable.
  • – Assessment and evaluation for all the programme modules in order to enhance the levels of competencies and skills of the participants leading towards the objective of application in the job.
  • – At the end of each programme modules, the trainers shall obtain feedback from the participants using specially designed questionnaires.
  • – All learning and training delivery initiatives shall be conducted in English.

Examination & Certification

IGMPI follows a credit system based on all learning activities involved in studying for all PG Diploma, Executive Diploma and Certificate Programmes. Each of your modules is equal to 4 credits. To successfully complete the programme, you will have to earn all the credits assigned to your programme.

All the participants are obliged to timely submit completed assessment assignments (during the programme, usually after every module) and appear for an online exam at the end of the programme. After successful completion, the participants will be awarded certificate in Clinical Documentation Improvement (CDI) by Academy of Medical Coders India, IGMPI. For all the above-mentioned modules, Online Classes (Online mode) or face-to-face classes (Regular & part time modes), elaborate programme material, self-assessment assignments would be provided by the Institute. Details get updated on the webpage as well.

Placement Assistance and Corporate Relations

AMCI offers 100% Placement Assistance to its students. The Institute has partnered with many organizations for providing placement assistance to its participants. Besides, it has a robust placement cell comprising senior level Human Resources professionals and Talent Acquisition experts which maintain close links with business industries like e4e, Porteck India Infoservices, Gebbs Healthcare Solutions Pvt. Ltd., Nestem Technologies, Genpact, Cognizant, Medwrite  etc. This cell is continuously engaged in promoting employability of our participants. The efforts of our placement cell also include helping with professional resume writing while also assisting assessing them to polish their interview skills.

In recent months the Institute has witnessed more and more participation from professionals working with global pharmaceutical, healthcare like Dr. Reddy’s Laboratories, Aurobindo Pharma, Glenmark Generics, Cipla, Wockhardt, Pfizer, Abbott, Medtronic, Foster Corporation, Ipca Laboratories, Calyx, Bliss GVS Pharma, Accenture, Wipro, Fortis Clinical Research, Quintiles, SeQuent, Mankind, Beryl Drugs, Ciron, Sun Pharmaceutical, Novartis, GlaxoSmithKline, Biocon, Apollo Hospitals, etc.

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How to apply

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