AHIMA CDIP® Exam Prep Workshop

2017 Exam Windows in Philippines: August and November
  • Venue

    Ortigas Foundation Library, Pasig City, Philippines

  • Date and Time

    10 September, 2017 | 09:30 a.m. ‒ 4:30 p.m.

  • Credits

    7 AHIMA CEUs

Register for the Workshop Bundle
(includes Exam, Prep & Book)

  • AHIMA Members

  • Non-Members


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The Certified Documentation Improvement Practitioner (CDIP®) is a competency-based (knowledge and experience) credential that validates the skills and knowledge of coding and clinical documentation improvement (CDI) professionals and demonstrates mastery of CDI responsibilities supporting business growth and quality health care.

Exam Prep Workshop Description

Prepare to earn AHIMA's highly-respected Certified Documentation Improvement Practitioner (CDIP) certification. This one-day in-person workshop covers all of the six domains in the CDIP exam: Clinical & Coding Practice, Leadership, Record Review & Document Clarification, CDI Metrics & Statistics, Research & Education, and Compliance. Faculty will incorporate real-world examples and learning activities into the training to facilitate learner retention. All registrants will be provided with an introductory webinar prior to the workshop that explains the CDIP credential and provides some test-preparation tips, as well as a post-workshop assessment that can be used as a practice exam.After successful completion of the workshop and certification-specific pre and post online study and assessment, attendees will be better prepared for the CDIP certification exam.

All participants will receive workshop handouts and a copy of the Clinical Documentation Improvement: Principles and Practice book, published by AHIMA.

AHIMA members receive a discount on the workshop. 

Objectives – Attendees will be able to:

  • Apply knowledge of official coding guidelines and MS-DRG assignment
  • Understand CDI workflow processes
  • Analyze and develop effective physician queries
  • Evaluate CDI metrics and statistics for tracking the effectiveness of the CDI program
  • Identify and apply CDI best practices
  • Become aware of needed areas of focus for test preparation

Exam Eligibility and Format:

Coders and HIM Professionals, Physicians , Nurses and Professionals serving as clinical documentation specialists who are knowledgeable and competent in providing guidance relative to clinical documentation in the patient’s health record. 

Exam Format:

Number of questions on exam: 140 multiple‐choice (106 scored/34 pretest)
Exam Time: 3 hours – no breaks

Exam's Content:

Domain 1 – Clinical Coding Practice (22‐26%)
Domain 2 – Leadership (17‐22%)
Domain 3 – Record Review & Document Clarification (24‐28%)
Domain 4 – CDI Metrics & Statistics (14‐18%)
Domain 5 – Research & Education (11‐15%)
Domain 6 – Compliance (4‐8%)

Please Note: Attendees will not sit for the exam during this session. Attendees may apply and schedule to take their exam during the November exam window. 


  • Melanie Endicott

Melanie Endicott


MBA/HCM, RHIA, CHDA, CDIP, CCS, CCS-P, FAHIMA,AHIMA-approved ICD-10-CM/PCS Trainer, Senior Director | HIM Practice Excellence, CDI/EHR Melanie Endicott, MBA/HCM, RHIA, CDIP, CCS, CCS-P, FAHIMA, is senior director of HIM Practice Excellence for AHIMA. In her role she provides professional practice expertise to AHIMA members, the media and outside organizations on coding and clinical documentation improvement (CDI) practice issues. She authors material for and supports AHIMA online ICD-10 coding education platforms. She also serves as faculty for the AHIMA ICD-10-CM/PCS Academies, CDIP Exam Preps, and CDI Academies. In addition, Ms. Endicott is a technical advisor for the Association on ICD-10-CM/PCS, ICD-9-CM, CPT coding and CDI publications.

Ms. Endicott received her bachelor of arts in health information management from Carroll College in Helena, MT and her master’s of business administration and health care management from the University of Phoenix. Prior to joining AHIMA in 2004, Ms. Endicott served as the program director and lead instructor of Spokane Community College, where she still teaches in an adjunct capacity. Prior to her faculty position, she was a health information analyst at a large acute care hospital where she did both inpatient and outpatient coding. Over the past 17 years, she has been a frequent presenter on coding, CDI and HIM-related issues both locally and nationally. She has also been an educator in the health information management programs at the University of Cincinnati, Stephens College, and Loma Linda University.