Physician and CDI collaboration

Today’s guest is Sharme Brodie, RN, CCDS, CCDS-O, a CDI education specialist for HCPro and ACDIS based in Middleton, Massachusetts. Today’s show is part of the “Conversations with Karla” series. In every episode of this series, ACDIS Editor and Product Coordinator Karla Accorto will be joined by a guest who’s behind one of our most popular and exciting ACDIS educational offerings to share their expertise.

Our intro and outro music for the ACDIS Podcast is “medianoche” by Dee Yan-Kay and our ad music is “Take Me Higher” by Jahzzar, both obtained from the Free Music Archive.

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CEU info:

Each ACDIS Podcast episode now offers 0.5 ACDIS CEUs which can be used toward recertifying your CCDS or CCDS-O credential for those who listen to the show in the first two days from the time of publication.

To receive your 0.5 CEUs, go to the show page on, by clicking on the “ACDIS Podcast” link located under the “Resources” tab. To take the evaluation, click the most recent episode from the list on the podcast homepage, view the podcast recording at the bottom of that show page, and click the live link at the very end after the music has ended. Your certificate will be automatically emailed to you upon submitting the brief evaluation.

The cut-off for today’s episode CEU is Friday, April 14, at 11:00 p.m. eastern. After that point, the CEU period will close, and you will not be eligible for the 0.5 CEUs for this week’s episode.

Today’s sponsor:

The Physician Documentation Integrity Pocket Card, which was recently reviewed and updated, helps you improve patient acuity and severity by focusing on common areas of vague and nonspecific physician documentation. The pocket card is sold in packs of 25 so that you can easily distribute it to physicians at your organization. You can learn more by clicking here. (

ACDIS update: