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Local Chapter Update: Summer events heat up

CDI Strategies, May 28, 2015

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More than 30 ACDIS chapter leaders joined us in San Antonio for the ACDIS conference. They hosted after-hour events and participated in a leadership round table to talk about best practices and discuss difficulties associated with organizing successful chapter events. Believe it or not, there are more than 100 volunteer leaders devoting a portion of their lives to ensure that their neighbors and peers have access to affordable CDI education and networking.

That’s right, volunteer leaders.

These individuals donate their time and effort to gather speakers, apply for continuing education credits, locate an appropriate host, and in some cases even supply snacks and lunch for their events. If you are not currently a chapter member, please visit the ACDIS website and connect with a local chapter near you.

Meets May 28 to discuss the impact ICD-10 implementation will have on MS-DRGs. For information, contact Rita Fields at

New York
The Suffolk County Long Island ACDIS Chapter meets Friday, June 5, 9:30-11:30 a.m., to discuss physician education tools and “Teaming CDI and HIM,” at Brookhaven Memorial Hospital in Patchogue. Continental breakfast will be provided. RSVP by June 1 to or call Patti McKenna at 631-447-3001.

The Northwest Illinois ACDIS Chapter meets, June 18, noon to 4 p.m., at Palos Community Hospital in Palos Heights. Discussion includes ICD-10 and CDI, radiology terminology, and malnutrition. RSVP by June 1 to

The Georgia ACDIS Chapter meets June 12, 8:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. at John D. Archbold Memorial Hospital in Thomasville. Please RSVP to Chaka Prior at For additional information, email

The CA ACDIS Chapter hosts its first in-person conference on Friday, June 26, 8 a.m. to 2 p.m., at Henry Mayo Hospital in Valencia. The agenda is being developed. To volunteer to speak or for additional information regarding attendance contact Emily Emmons at 858-677-6813 or email

The Indiana and Kentucky ACDIS Chapters hold a Regional Conference August 21, at Eskenazi Hospital, in Indianapolis. Contact Terri Leap to schedule a tour of the facility by July 1 at For additional information, contact Angie Green at or download the agenda and registration forms.

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