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Membership Updates: Conference Call postings, CDI Week preparations

CDI Strategies, August 29, 2013

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The audio-on-demand of last week’s ACDIS Quarterly Membership Conference Call has been posted to the website. ACDIS members have access to this and the entire archive of recordings. The August conference call included several different topics, including the following:

  • Third revision of Surviving Sepsis Campaign Guidelines
  • Use of "possible" qualifier in query forms
  • Post operative respiratory failure
  • ICD-10, including productivity impacts, diabetes mellitus, SIRS due to infection, physician queries

ACDIS members may receive one Certified Clinical Documentation Specialist (CCDS) continuing education credit for listening to the call. The link to the survey and corresponding certificate is available on the conference call page.

CDI Week—September 16-20

CDI Week is only a few weeks away. This year’s theme is—“ICD-10: Preparing for tomorrow today!” CDI professionals can download posters reflecting this year’s theme along with a number of other tools from the ACDIS website including:

  • A CDI Week case study by Sherri A. Clark, BSN, RN-BC, CCDS, CDI specialist at The University of Tennessee Medical Center in Knoxville, which describes how her facility went "back to school" to prepare for ICD-10.
  • A list of proposed CDI Week activities
  • CDI motivational posters
  • Downloadable CDI-related webinars and PowerPoint presentations to share with physicians
  • Media kit to help spread the word to local newspapers and politicians about the importance of CDI efforts

As always, ACDIS members will receive the annual CDI Industry Survey and daily Q&A newsletters during the week. And this year’s CDI Week celebrations include two free webinars:

  1. “Foster Physician Involvement and Education Under ICD-10,” sponsored by 3M, takes place Monday, Sept. 16, 1 p.m. (ET).
  2. “Advanced Diagnosis and Procedure Sequencing in ICD-10,” sponsored by HCPro Inc. Boot Camps, takes place Tuesday, Sept. 17, 1 p.m. (ET).

As always look for additional information about upcoming events via the ACDIS Blog, CDI Talk, and social media sites. We’ll be posting ACDIS trivia, fun games, and our popular cartoon caption contests throughout the week.

Don’t forget to send in your CDI team photos, event suggestions, and success stories to ACDIS Associate Director Melissa Varnavas at

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