Certified Documenter in Ambulance
Documentation is key for accuracy to support clinical requirements, coding, and quality measures. The CDAMB™ credential is for health care providers, from medical assistants to physicians, to increase their patient care and solidify the ambulance company.
With the Special Coder Institute, all credential exams are fill-in-the-blank. SCI does not utilize the multiple-choice format as real-world documentation is not multiple choice.
Those who have earned the CDAMB™ credential with the minimum passing score of 90% have shown they are experts in the field of clinical documentation for ambulance services.
The Certified Documenter in Ambulance™ examinee will be tested on:
Reviewing medical documentation for the highest level of accuracy.
Identify documentation shortfalls in a medical record.
Identify documentation to support the following code sets:
Current Procedural Terminology (CPT®) coding
Global surgery package
100 fill-in-the-blank codes with multiple case studies
3 hours and 0 minutes time permitted
90% or higher score required for exam passing
FREE retake, valid 1 (one) year from purchase date
An examinee must hold current SCI membership.
Exam Approved References
CPT® book (AMA publisher)*
ICD-10-CM (any publisher)
HCPCS (any publisher)
One additional reference per the examinee's choosing.
*NOTE: Procedural Coding Expert and Procedure Desk Reference books are permitted for SCI exams and may be used in lieu of or in addition to a CPT® book.
The Specialty Coder Institute has created an 8 hour, on-demand, high quality education class to prepare for the exam. Tuition includes textbook. CPT, ICD-10-CM, and HCPCS books are not provided. Class education includes pre-recorded classroom video, PowerPoint video, practice case studies.
Once a member earns the CDAMB™ credential, CEUs (continuing education units) are required to maintain membership. For CEU information, visit SCI's CEU page.