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Local Chapter Update: Plan ahead to attend nearby educational events

CDI Strategies, February 4, 2016

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Local ACDIS chapters provide a vital networking and educational service to clinical documentation improvement specialists in a given state, geographic region, or specialty area. These groups are led by volunteers who help hosts organize events and further ACDIS’ mission to provide professionals and educational support to those working in the CDI profession.

For additional information about local chapter efforts, visit

Upcoming meetings include the following:

  • The North Carolina ACDIS Chapter meeting registration is full. Click here to register for the waiting list for the Friday, February 5, meeting at Mercy Hospital in Charlotte. For information, email or visit its Facebook page
  • The Florida ACDIS Chapter meets Saturday, February 13, 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Please note the correction of location as this event will be held at the Doctors Hospital of Sarasota. The agenda includes presentations on ICD-10-CM/PCS, endovascular cardiac procedures, stroke, endocarditis, raffles, lunch, and more. The Florida Chapter seeks volunteers for new its 2016 leadership team. Deadline for registration is February 1. For information, email Joannie Crotts at
  • The Kentucky/Southern Indiana Chapter meets Thursday, February 18, 1-4 p.m. For information, email Rita Fields at rita.fields@BHSI.COM.
  • The Central Pennsylvania ACDIS Chapter meets Friday, February 19, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., at Lancaster General Suburban Outpatient Pavilion. The group is currently seeking additional volunteers to help the leadership committee in 2016. For information, email Lori LaFaver at
  • The Tennessee ACDIS Chapter meets Friday, February 19, in Brentwood. Speakers are currently being sought. For information, contact Sherri Clark at
  • The Minnesota ACDIS Chapter meets Wednesday, February 24, for a teleconference. For information, contact Teresa Hegard at
  • The California ACDIS Chapter meets Wednesday, February 24, 9 a.m., for a webinar presentation regarding career ladders with Sherri Blanchard CDI Director for HCA Far West Division and ACDIS Associate Director Melissa Varnavas. For information, contact Emily Emmons,
  • The NYC5B (New York City Five Boroughs) ACDIS Chapter meets Thursday, February 25, 5-7:30 p.m., at the Hospital for Special Surgery. For information, visit their blog or email
  • The South Carolina ACDIS Chapter meets Friday, February 26, at Trident Medical Center, in Charleston. For information, email PJ Floyd at floyp@musc.eduRegistration is currently closed for this event. Email PJ Floyd to reserve a spot on the waiting list in case of cancelations.
  • The Kansas City Missouri ACDIS Chapter meets Tuesday, March 8, at Olathe Medical Center. For information, contact
  • The Hawaii ACDIS Chapter meets Wednesday, March 9, noon to 2 p.m., at Queens Medical Center in Honolulu. For information, email April Ramos at
  • The Virginia ACDIS Chapter meets Saturday, March 12, in Richmond. Details to come. For information, email Autumn Reiter at
  • The Massachusetts ACDIS Chapter meets Tuesday, March 29, 11 a.m. to 2 p.m., at Rhode Island Hospital in Providence. Mitchell Levy, MD, chief of critical care medicine and member of the Surviving Sepsis Campaign executive committee will present. For information, email Aimee Van Balen at  
  • ACDIS Greater St. Louis Missouri Chapter meets Wednesday, April 13, 6:30-8 p.m. at Missouri Baptist. For information, contact Michael McKelvey
  • The Oregon Northwest Chapter of ACDIS meets Friday, May 6, at Oregon Health & Science University in Portland. For information, contact Karen Gray at

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