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Local Chapter Update: Upcoming meetings and events

CDI Strategies, April 7, 2016

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The month of April promises a number of educational opportunities for CDI professionals across the country—from St. Louis, Missouri to Myrtle Beach, South Carolina and from Elkridge, Maryland to Indianapolis, Indiana. Many of the ACDIS local chapter events have been so popular that they filling up and attendees hoping to gain admittance needed to be placed on a waiting list. This is also the case for upcoming meetings so we encourage those interested in networking locally to reach out and RSVP early in order to ensure your spot.

If you are interested in joining a local chapter remember to complete the short online membership roster form. Only those who have completed this form are considered official local chapter members. 
Reminder to local chapter leadership: Please return your signed local chapter agreement forms and any additional membership rosters you may be using to Melissa Varnavas as soon as possible via email at
  • ACDIS Greater St. Louis Missouri Chapter meets Wednesday, April 13, 6:30-8 p.m., at Missouri Baptist. For information, contact Michael McKelvey at   
  • The Maryland ACDIS Chapter meets Friday, April 15, at 1 p.m., at the Maryland Hospital Association in Elkridge, Maryland. For information, email Kyle Jossi at
  • New Hampshire CDI professionals are welcome to attend a meeting on Friday, April 15, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Catholic Medical Center in Manchester. For information, contact
  • The Wisconsin ACDIS Chapter meets Saturday, April 16, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., at Wheaton Franciscan Wauwatosa Campus. Registration fee is $35 for WI ACDIS members; $50 for non-members. For information, contact Joan Korn at
  • The Puerto Rico ACDIS Chapter meets Thursday, April 21, to discuss “Leverage CDI to optimize the revenue cycle in healthcare facility.” For information, email Carmen Y. Ibarrondo
  • The Long Island, Suffolk County, New York, ACDIS Chapter meets Friday, April 22, at 9:30 a.m. RSVP by Friday, April 15, via email to
  • The California ACDIS Chapter meets Wednesday, April 27, at 9 a.m. (Pacific) via teleconference featuring Louis Grujanac, Associate Director, for Navigant, discussing the role of the physician champion. For information, email Roni Stoddard at
  • The South Carolina ACDIS Chapter meets Friday, April 29, 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m., at Healthfinders, Coastal Grand Mall (near Dillard’s) in Myrtle Beach. Annual dues are $35; meeting dues cost $20, $35 for non-SC ACDIS Chapter members. RSVP to Mary Hopkins at
  • The Indiana ACDIS Chapter is having their Spring Conference Saturday April 30, 8:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. at IU Health Methodist Hospital in Indianapolis. This conference will include three speakers CCDS continuing education credits. Registration is $22, and everyone is welcome to join the fun. For a complete agenda and any information, email Lee Walton at     
  • The New Jersey ACDIS Chapter meets to discuss coding and documentation challenges related to sepsis on Thursday, May 5, 1:30-4 p.m., at Centrastate Medical Center, in Freehold. Click here to register, or for information email Deborah Gardner-Brown at
  • The Oregon Northwest Chapter of ACDIS meets Friday, May 6, at Oregon Health & Science University in Portland. For information, contact Karen Gray at
  • The Tennessee ACDIS Chapter meets Friday, July 15, at LifePoint Health in Brentwood, Tennessee. For information, contact Sherri Clark

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