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Membership Update: New content added to ACDIS site; reminders for members

CDI Strategies, February 2, 2012

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Professional of the year nominee deadline
Click here to download the 2012 award nomination form. It is in ‘word’ format; you can type into the form and return it as instructed. The deadline for nominations is this Friday, February 3. For additional information, e-mail ACDIS Director Brian Murphy at

Conference Call
The ACDIS quarterly conference call is scheduled for Thursday, February 16, from 1-2 p.m. ET. ACDIS members will receive dial-in instructions via e-mail. If you have suggestions for discussion for the upcoming call, e-mail ACDIS Director Brian Murphy at Recordings of all quarterly conference calls are posted as digital downloads on the ACDIS website.
Local Chapters
The Local Chapter page on the ACDIS website has been updated. It now includes an interactive map, meeting calendar, information regarding how to start a local chapter in your area, and updated information regarding local chapter leaders.
ACDIS Associate Director Melissa Varnavas is now on Twitter. Posts to this social media site will include association updates, snip-its from audio conferences, local chapter meetings, shared news, and other events. Follow her @mvarnavas.
Forms & Tools Library updates
Rebecca "Ali" Williams, RN, BSN, CCDS, manager of Documentation Integrity at Spartanburg (SC) Regional Medical Center & Village Hospital, donated a sample progress note regarding congestive heart failure.
The ICD-10 Training Toolkit from HCPro Inc., shared some sample flashcards related to ICD-10-PCS and obstetrics, and Fran Toleno, RHIT, CCS, CDI coordinator and coding reimbursement specialist in the HIM department at Winthrop University Hospital in Mineola, NY, donated a sample ICD-10 myocardial infarction query and sample ICD-10 cerebral artery infarction progress note.
Featured article
A new featured article of the month has been posted to the ACDIS homepage. The article “Survey shows physician advisor role requires development,” was taken from the January edition of the CDI Journal. In it, three physician advisors to CDI discuss survey results and advocate the benefits of their roles.
Featured product
A new ACDIS featured product, the JustCoding ICD-10 Virtual Summit,” was added to the ACDIS homepage. The summit, which takes place February 29 through March 2, features two tracks for HIM Directors and Coding Supervisors and Inpatient and Outpatient Coders over three days. Each session will be a one-hour and 15 minute webcast with a presentation and a question and answer segment with faculty. Each day will include a 30 minute break for participants to network with peers and visit the virtual exhibit hall, in which ACDIS will be represented.

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