CDI Resource Center


Education, tools, and strategies to implement successful CDI programs and achieve professional growth.

2021 ACDIS Pocket Guide


The 2021 ACDIS Pocket Guide is your essential CDI resource. It includes updates to clinical diagnostic standards, the Official Coding Guidelines, ICD-10-CM codes, CMS-HCCs and CDI critical thinking tips! Be sure to include the #1 CDI resource in your library today!



2021 Coder's Pocket Guide



Brought to you by the JustCoding team, this powerful CDI resource provides the key information you need to accurately and efficiently code claims. Understand ICD-10 and E/M coding requirements for both inpatient and outpatient settings. Walk through diagnostic criteria, official coding guidelines and documentation requirements so that you can accurately validate and code your most common diagnoses.



2021 ACDIS Outpatient Pocket Guide

The 2021 ACDIS Outpatient Pocket Guide is the must-have CDI resource for professionals working in an outpatient setting. Learn how to master Hierarchical Condition Categories (HCC), and understand their impact on risk adjustment and ultimately reimbursement. This is the perfect resource as you look to grow your outpatient CDI program and continue to ensure your outpatient coding is in compliance.



Clinical Validation Reviews for CDI Professionals



This new book leverages its authors’ expertise to help CDI professionals effectively and efficiently navigate these issues during a necessary query process. By understanding clinical validation concerns, CDI staff can become better translators and storytellers—clarifying the medical record without appearing to question the physician’s medical judgment.


CCDS Exam Study Guide





The first two years of a Clinical Documentation Improvement (CDI) specialist’s career often feels like a whirlwind of learning. Many in the field call it the steepest learning curve of their professional lives. After their two-year anniversary, committed individuals can show their professional dedication by sitting for the Certified Clinical Documentation Specialist (CCDS) exam. This popular guide helps those ready to sit for the test ensure they’re prepared to excel!


The Provider Query Toolkit: A Guide to Compliant Practices


The Provider Query Toolkit: A Guide to Compliant Practices provides a comprehensive analysis of query guidelines and easy-to-follow strategies to improve query processes. This valuable resource, perfect for both the new CDI specialist and those looking for a refresher on CDI query fundamentals, examines recent changes in coding and payer nuances, denial trends, query compliance, and quality programs impacting the CDI specialist.  


2021 ACDIS Conference


ACDIS is proud to be offering cutting-edge education across more than 60 CDI-focused presentations in our first-ever hybrid event. Our in-person event at the Sheraton Dallas Hotel features four concurrent tracks focused on coding and clinical concerns, management and professional development, regulatory changes and challenges, outpatient CDI, and much more. In a new value-added supplement this year, we’re offering online-only bonus presentations that participants can enjoy when they return home.


Association of Clinical Documentation Integrity Specialists (ACDIS)







ACDIS is a community of CDI professionals who share the latest tips, tools, and strategies to implement successful CDI programs and achieve professional growth.

Gain advocacy and leadership from a peer-elected ACDIS Advisory Board, weekly tips, news, and strategies, in-depth news and regulatory information, clinically-based articles, case studies on building successful CDI programs, and membership profiles in our bi-monthly electronic journal.




ACDIS CDI Apprenticeship



The Association of Clinical Documentation Improvement Specialists (ACDIS) is proud to launch a new certificate program for those seeking to enter the clinical documentation profession. 

The ACDIS CDI Apprenticeship is a certificate program comprised of foundational CDI education paired with a review of core compliance and ethical principles. Candidates who pass the final exam receive a certificate of CDI foundational training and are allowed to designate themselves as an ACDIS-Approved CDI Apprentice. 



Live Virtual Clinical Validation in CDI Boot Camp




The Live Virtual Clinical Validation in CDI focuses on key pathophysiological concepts that will improve the quality of clinical indicators used in provider queries. The hands-on, practical format enhances critical thinking skills and prepares CDI specialists to be leaders in their field and communicate collaboratively with providers.


Are you looking for in-depth clinical documentation training and want to take CDI discussion to the next level? Do you want to go beyond quoting buzzwords and reminding physicians to capture the next CC? If you do, this Boot Camp is for you. It will increase your understanding in a way that will move your CDI practice from query to collaboration.


CCDS Exam Prep Class Online







The CCDS Exam Prep Class Online is a convenient addition to your preparation for the CCDS exam and your efforts to advance in your professional career. It provides an overview of CDI knowledge and test-taking skills. Adding this course to your CCDS preparation will allow you to tackle the exam with confidence.


Students have direct access to our nationally recognized instructors through the Ask the Expert feature, where they can ask questions and ensure understanding.





CDI and Quality Care Measures Boot Camp



The CDI and Quality Care Measures Boot Camp is an intensive three-day course designed for CDI departments/programs looking to move to the next level of CDI—not just diagnosis review and clarification, but how diagnoses impact hospital quality metrics and influence indirect revenues.


This class covers publicly reported quality data and how code assignment affects quality metrics, including but not limited to the Hospital Value-Based Purchasing Program. Students will learn the why and how of reviewing complex cases involving Patient Safety Indicators (PSI) and hospital-acquired infections (HAI), and leave with measurable strategies for improving their hospital profiles and positively influencing their facility’s value-based incentive payments.