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Education, tools, and strategies to implement successful CDI programs and achieve professional growth.

2020 ACDIS Pocket Guide


The new 2020 ACDIS Pocket Guide is your essential CDI resource. It includes updates to clinical diagnostic standards, the Official Coding Guidelines, ICD-10-CM codes, CMS-HCCs and CDI critical thinking tips! Be sure to include the #1 CDI resource in your library today!





2020 Coder's Pocket Guide




Brought to you by the JustCoding team, this powerful CDI resource provides the key information you need to accurately and efficiently code claims. Understand ICD-10 and E/M coding requirements for both inpatient and outpatient settings. Walk through diagnostic criteria, official coding guidelines and documentation requirements so that you can accurately validate and code your most common diagnoses.


2020 ACDIS Outpatient Pocket Guide



The 2020 ACDIS Outpatient Pocket Guide is the must-have CDI resource for professionals working in an outpatient setting. Learn how to master Hierarchical Condition Categories (HCC), and understand their impact on risk adjustment and ultimately reimbursement. This is the perfect resource as you look to grow your outpatient CDI program and continue to ensure your outpatient coding is in compliance.


The CDI Specialist's Complete Training Guide



Your new CDI specialists start in a few weeks. While they have the right background to do the job, they still need orientation, training, and help understanding the core skills of their profession. Don’t spend time creating training materials from scratch. This Training Guide is the perfect resource for CDI program managers to help new CDI professionals understand their roles and responsibilities.


CCDS Exam Study Guide





The first two years of a Clinical Documentation Improvement (CDI) specialist’s career often feels like a whirlwind of learning. Many in the field call it the steepest learning curve of their professional lives. After their two-year anniversary, committed individuals can show their professional dedication by sitting for the Certified Clinical Documentation Specialist (CCDS) exam. This popular guide helps those ready to sit for the test ensure they’re prepared to excel!


The Outpatient CDI Specialist's Complete Training Guide


Delve into the complexities of CDI in the physician practice setting! The Outpatient CDI Specialist’s Complete Training Guide serves as a bridge between your new CDI specialists’ first day on the job and their first effective steps reviewing physician practice records. This book is the perfect resource for CDI program managers to help new CDI professionals understand their roles and responsibilities.


2020 ACDIS Conference


The annual ACDIS Conference features unparalleled networking, the ACDIS Achievement Awards, and six concurrent educational tracks with a diverse range of sessions, covering best practices for staff management, physician engagement, clinically focused chart reviews, and critical regulatory updates to improve every aspect of your CDI department. This year, ACDIS is diversifying its presentation style to allow a greater reflection of CDI perspectives and experiences, to share more CDI stories on the national stage. Don't miss it!



Association of Clinical Documentation Integrity Specialists (ACDIS)



ACDIS is a community of CDI professionals who share the latest tips, tools, and strategies to implement successful CDI programs and achieve professional growth. ACDIS members receive: 

  • Advocacy and leadership from a peer-elected ACDIS Advisory Board, including peer-reviewed Position Papers and White Papers.
  • Weekly tips, news, and strategies in our e-newsletter, CDI Strategies
  • In-depth news and regulatory information, clinically-based articles, case studies on building successful CDI programs, and membership profiles in our bi-monthly electronic journal, the CDI Journal
  • And much more!

ACDIS CDI Apprenticeship



The Association of Clinical Documentation Improvement Specialists (ACDIS) is proud to launch a new certificate program for those seeking to enter the clinical documentation profession. 

The ACDIS CDI Apprenticeship is a certificate program comprised of foundational CDI education paired with a review of core compliance and ethical principles. Candidates who pass the final exam receive a certificate of CDI foundational training and are allowed to designate themselves as an ACDIS-Approved CDI Apprentice. 



CC/MCCs for CDI: Clinical Indicators and Query Opportunities



Presented by: William E. Haik, MD, FCCP, CDIP


Do you know which diagnoses are a complication or comorbid condition (CC) versus a major complication or comorbid condition (MCC)? Even seasoned CDI professionals need to take an annual look at the CC/MCC lists released as part of the inpatient prospective payment system in order to stay abreast of current coding conventions and CDI opportunities.


Join us for an in-depth look at the 2019 CC/MCC list and get a seasoned physician’s perspective on how to query for some of the most commonly missed diagnoses.


CCDS Exam Prep Class Online







The CCDS Exam Prep Class Online is a convenient addition to your preparation for the CCDS exam and your efforts to advance in your professional career. It provides an overview of CDI knowledge and test-taking skills. Adding this course to your CCDS preparation will allow you to tackle the exam with confidence.


Students have direct access to our nationally recognized instructors through the Ask the Expert feature, where they can ask questions and ensure understanding.





CDI and Quality Care Measures Boot Camp



The CDI and Quality Care Measures Boot Camp is an intensive three-day course designed for CDI departments/programs looking to move to the next level of CDI—not just diagnosis review and clarification, but how diagnoses impact hospital quality metrics and influence indirect revenues.


This class covers publicly reported quality data and how code assignment affects quality metrics, including but not limited to the Hospital Value-Based Purchasing Program. Students will learn the why and how of reviewing complex cases involving Patient Safety Indicators (PSI) and hospital-acquired infections (HAI), and leave with measurable strategies for improving their hospital profiles and positively influencing their facility’s value-based incentive payments.