An ACDIS position paper sets a recommended standard for the CDI industry to follow. It advocates on behalf of a certain position or offers concrete solutions for a particular problem. All current members of the ACDIS advisory Board must review/approve a position paper and are encouraged to materially contribute to its creation.

Provider engagement is a core function of the CDI profession. In addition to record review, CDI specialists also teach the why behind the need for accurate, complete, and specific documentation, and assist providers in their day-to-day charting and EHR workflow. But there is no one-size-fits-all...

Provider engagement is a core function of the CDI profession. In addition to record review, CDI specialists also teach the why behind the need for accurate, complete, and specific documentation, and assist providers in their day-to-day charting and EHR workflow. But there is no one-size-fits-all...

This paper is the first in a series on provider engagement. The objective of this series is to discuss and define provider engagement and its value in clinical documentation integrity (CDI). It will identify concerns and challenges to provider engagement in today’s fast-paced landscape. The...

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Provision of nutrition care is vital to the health and well-being of any patient who enters the health care system, whether in the ambulatory, inpatient, or long-term care setting. Interdisciplinary professionals—nurses, physicians, advanced practice providers,...

Supported by the results of a membership survey, this position paper explains why ACDIS leadership has decided to change the association’s name from the Association of Clinical Documentation Improvement Specialists to the Association of Clinical Documentation Integrity Specialists.

This position paper provides an overview of the clinical documentation improvement (CDI) profession past to present. It explains what CDI professionals do and how their efforts are traditionally measured. It then describes how the CDI profession is evolving to meet the changing demands of...

“Guidelines for Achieving a Compliant Query Practice” was produced through the joint effort of the Association of Clinical Documentation Improvement Specialists (ACDIS) and the American Health Information Management Association (AHIMA). Both associations collaborated on the creation of this...

The following Position Paper provides an ACDIS-endorsed policy and procedure for compliant physician queries in the outpatient setting.

CDI departments across the country have brought significant value to their organizations. However, CDI professionals understandably experience frustration when they feel isolated, unsupported, or unable to influence change. Leadership can help overcome these roadblocks. This position paper will...

The ACDIS Code of Ethics serves as a guide for the professional behavior of its members and nonmembers who hold the certified clinical documentation specialist (CCDS) credential. This code of ethical standards for members of ACDIS strives to promote and maintain the highest standard of...

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