ACDIS update: Volunteer on the ACDIS Advisory Board and impact your community

CDI Strategies - Volume 17, Issue 3

Do you consider yourself a subject matter expert on CDI topics? Do you have experience writing compliant policies and exercising innovative ideas in the CDI profession?

The ACDIS Advisory Board is a group of forward-thinking CDI professionals who provide leadership, expertise, and written guidance for the ACDIS membership and CDI community at large. Most recently, several members contributed to the 2023 update to the ACDIS/AHIMA Guidelines for Achieving a Compliant Query Practice. Now, current ACDIS members have the chance to apply to join the ACDIS Advisory Board from now until the application closes on Friday, February 10. Finalists chosen by the selection committee will then be voted on by the ACDIS membership, to begin their three-year term in April. 

 For the current term, ACDIS is seeking to fill four vacancies: 

  • Two clinicians or professionals with advanced clinical training or experience, which may include registered nurses possessing an RN licensure, physician assistants (PA) or nurse practitioners (NP), or foreign medical graduates (MBBS, etc.)
  • One individual possessing HIM/coding certification
  • One physician possessing an MD or DO licensure

What are the essential responsibilities of an ACDIS Advisory Board member? You can expect to do the following:

  • Draft industry guidance in the form of position papers and white papers, for publication on
  • Participate in quarterly conference calls with the ACDIS membership. These are live web-based calls, run by ACDIS staff, on which board members serve as subject matter experts and answer member questions.
  • Join fellow Advisory Board members and the ACDIS directors on board meetings (conducted approximately 6-8 times annually, excluding December and May), via conference call, to discuss ongoing projects and relevant industry updates.
  • Participate in a once-annual face-to-face meet-and-greet/strategy session prior to the ACDIS national conference in May.
  • Volunteer for at least one additional responsibility (e.g., serving as a committee liaison, writing a column for CDI Journal, participating on the ACDIS Advisory Board nomination committee, serving as ACDIS Forum moderator). See the full breakdown of additional duties here.
  • Review the work of ancillary/sub-committees, as needed, for completeness, accuracy, and compliance, as assigned by ACDIS staff.

The future of ACDIS and the CDI profession at large should be in the hands of their members, and the ACDIS Advisory Board provides you the chance to be at the forefront of change. Apply here to be considered for the upcoming term! For a more complete guide to board member responsibilities, read last year’s ACDIS Advisory Board Scope of Work.

Please note that this committee is not open to vendors or consultants as ACDIS tries to ensure transparency and unbiased selection for events, awards, and coverage.

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