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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.


  • CDI Staff Bandwidth and growth

    This report evaluates nationwide survey results about the current state of CDI staffing levels, hiring trends, new staff orientation methods, as well as technology’s impact on CDI team collaboration. Nearly 69 percent of survey respondents said they are currently understaffed and 31 percent said they feel their staffing is adequate.

    October 2022

  • 2022 Mastermind Hot Topic Guide (part 1)

    This report shares takeaways from the 2022 ACDIS Leadership Council Mastermind sessions. Topics range from the delicate and necessary process of internal staff audits to the perils of CDI scope creep, to the challenges of clinical validation and outpatient CDI expansion.

    August 2022

  • CDI top technologies

    This new CDI technology supplement from ACDIS CDI Journal focuses on real time worklist prioritization, physician engagement, measuring CDI impact and how to build an effective HCC workflow.

    July 2022

  • Outpatient CDI and risk management

    Explore how CDI leaders are expanding into the outpatient arena–from outpatient clinics and physician practices to hospital based outpatient services. This report provides valuable insights on how to determine the top opportunities, realize a return on investment and track the program’s impact.

    July 2022

  • Physician engagement and moving CDI upstream

    In partnership with 3M, the Association of Clinical Documentation Integrity Specialists (ACDIS) CDI Leadership Council asked several of its members to evaluate the results of a nationwide survey on the ways CDI leaders are moving physician engagement in document integrity “upstream,” closer to physicians’ real time documentation practices.


  • Compliant CDI concepts for CAPD

    This whitepaper produced by ACDIS highlights how advancing technology expands scope and success of CDI programs. Provider organizations are increasingly adopting CAPD and AI for CDI, providing physicians with efficient, real time support as they document in the EHR.


  • 3M/ACDIS 2021 Research Synopsis

    This report is a summary of findings and highlights from 2021 joint research done by 3M and ACDIS. It covers how CDI leaders monitor impact and communicate CDI’s value, how CDI departments leverage technology to advance their goals, and the ways CDI programs impact quality measures and show their positive return on investment.

    January 2022

  • Measuring and valuing quality

    This report explores the shift toward a more holistic review process that gives equal weight to financial and quality measures. The report cites the advent of value-based purchasing programs and other pay-for-performance measures as key factors. Experts discuss how their organizations are responding to this shift.

    September 2021

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