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In partnership with 3M, the Association of Clinical Documentation Integrity Specialists (ACDIS) asked CDI Leadership Council members and industry experts to evaluate ongoing nationwide survey results. As clinical documentation integrity (CDI) evolves, make sure your process does the same. Grab the latest reports to learn best practices from the voices you trust.


  • Rising stars: Physician advisors are tackling big problems in healthcare

    This research report explores the strategic advancement and evolving role of physician advisors. As healthcare grows more complex, the crucial role of physician advisors is expanding across utilization review (UR), utilization management (UM), denials and appeals and clinical documentation integrity (CDI).

    May 2024

  • 2023 ACDIS Mastermind hot topic guide (part 2)

    This ACDIS Leadership Council report shares takeaways from the 2023 CDI Leadership Exchange. These conversations covered physician education for mortality reviews, prioritization and workflow, quality reviews and change management.

    May 2024

  • 2023 CDI Leadership Council research: Takeaways for all CDI professionals

    This report summarizes key 2023 ACDIS research findings about the current state of CDI involvement in the denials management and clinical validation process, the ways in which CDI teams impact quality metrics and how CDI teams are optimizing their practices to make a comprehensive difference for their organizations.

    May 2024

  • CDI and quality improvement

    In this research report ACDIS CDI leaders explore the crucial importance of quality metrics and measurements in CDI work. Because claims data is increasingly used to determine performance metrics on quality measures, and because the clinical criteria for the inclusion or exclusion of a given patient are determined by the accuracy of the medical documentation, CDI specialists and departments must pay scrupulous attention to quality improvement during reviews.

    October 2023

  • Optimized comprehensive CDI

    In this research report ACDIS CDI leaders explore what it means to have an optimized, comprehensive approach to CDI that brings value to multiple areas within the health care organization—including physician teams, CDI, coding and quality. An optimized program helps to ease administrative burdens, increase team workflow efficiency, drive accurate reimbursement and improve quality reporting.

    September 2023

  • 2023 Mastermind hot topic guide (part 1)

    This multitopic report shares takeaways from the first half of the 2022/2023 CDI Leadership Council Mastermind term. These conversations cover a range of leadership topics, including quality metrics and monitoring staff performance, the ever-present threat of denials and problem list management.

    September 2023

  • 2023 CDI top technologies

    This latest CDI top technologies supplement from ACDIS CDI Journal explores how to maximize the top line impact with top-of-the-line CDI technology. A complete CDI solution on a single platform can streamline physician, CDI and coding workflows to improve quality and financial stability.

    June 2023

  • Clinical validation and denials management

    This report explores the current state of CDI’s involvement with the denials management and appeals process, who on the team handles such efforts, staffing constraints, top queried and denied diagnoses, and technology for clinical validation efforts.

    June 2023

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