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Local Chapter Update: Chapters currently accepting nominations for leadership positions

CDI Strategies, October 15, 2015

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Note: Local chapters are accepting nominations for leadership positions. This is your chance to share your passion for clinical documentation improvement, have a voice within ACDIS, and support your CDI community. Attend your next local chapter meeting for more information or find details about position-types in the ACDIS Local Chapter Toolkit.

Congrats to the ACDIS Evergreen Chapter (Washington/Oregon) on its fall meeting. Meeting host Sarabhjit “Sara” Kaur of Skagit Valley Hospital says the group gathered nearly 30 people including Nora Tiffany who made the trip all the way from Spokane along with delegates from University of Washington Medical Center, Swedish, Seattle Children’s, Island Hospital, Providence in Everett and Evergreen Medical. Additional thanks go out to the group's guest speaker Joni Dion from Berkley Research Group, who traveled to the meeting following a successful presentation at AHIMA in New Orleans.

The following groups are holding meetings this fall. For additional information regarding chapter events, visit To register for a local chapter in your state, fill out this online electronic membership roster.

The Maryland ACDIS Chapter meets Friday, October 16, 12:30 p.m., featuring an “ICD-10 Survival Pot Luck” luncheon and raffle. RSVP to

The Arizona ACDIS Chapter meets Wednesday, October 21, 5:30 p.m., at Mayo Hospital in Phoenix. Bonnie Peters, CCDS, CDIP, CCS-P, CPC, CPC-H, CPC-I, of Berkeley Research Group, LLC, will discuss ICD-10-CM/PCS documentation challenges. For information, contact Brenda Pierce at

New York
The next quarterly Suffolk County Long Island ACDIS chapter meeting was postponed until Thursday, November 5, 1-3 p.m., at CHS Melville Headquarters. For information, email or call Patti McKenna at 631-447-3001.

The New York City Five Boroughs (NYC5B) Chapter also meets Thursday, November 5, at 5:15 p.m., at NYU Lutheran Medical Center Auditorium in Brooklyn. John Zelem, MD, FACS, Vice President, Compliance and Physician Education for Executive Health Resources will present “Engaging Physicians for Improving Documentation.”.

RSVP by Wednesday, October 28. For information, email

The Central Indiana ACDIS chapter meets Wednesday, November 11, 10-11:30 a.m., at Elkhart General Hospital. RSVP to Angie Green

The next ACDIS of Central PA meeting takes place Friday, November 20, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., at Reading Health System. Speakers are currently being sought for this program. To volunteer to speak, or to RSVP, email or

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