This sample letter regarding credentials required for CDI professionals was provided by Julie C. Dagen, RHIA, CCDS, senior inpatient coding compliance specialist at Grand Rapids, Lakeshore, and Muskegon Mercy Health, and the veracity appeals coordinator at Muskegon Mercy Health.


As part of the eighth annual Clinical Documentation Improvement Week, ACDIS has conducted a series of interviews with CDI professionals on a variety of emerging industry topics. Irina Zusman, RHIA, CCS, CCDS, director of HIM coding and CDI initiatives at NYU Langone Health in New York, a member of the New York City/Five Boroughs chapter of ACDIS, and a member of the ACDIS Advisory Board, answered these questions on CDI and technology. Contact her at