This sample outpatient CDI review process was provided by Tamara Hicks, RN, BSN, MHA, CCS, CCDS, ACM, the director of clinical documentation excellence at Wake Forest Baptist Health in


The Clinical Documentation Improvement (CDI) Roadmap is intended to provide industry standards and best practices for the establishment and ongoing maintenance of CDI programs.


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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. Karin Killenberger, RN, BSN, CCDS, a CDI specialist for Baylor Scott and White (BSW) based in Howell, Michigan, and a member of the 2018 CDI Week Committee, answered these questions. Contact her at

This sample lead CDI specialist job description was provided by Lee Ann Landon, BSN, CCMC, CCDS, CDI manager at Honor-Health in Scottsdale, Arizona.

This sample has been reviewed and approved by the