CDI Resource Center


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

2022 ACDIS Pocket Guide


The 2022 ACDIS Pocket Guide is your essential CDI resource. It includes Fiscal Year (FY) 2022 guidelines, Final Rule changes, AHA 2021 Coding Clinic guidance, COVID-19–related updates, Detailed clinical definitions, diagnostic criteria, and treatment protocols for conditions new to the Pocket Guide, and much more! Be sure to include the #1 CDI resource in your library today!







This new, fully customizable, easy to navigate online portal can be accessed on any device – pull it up on your phone in a meeting to make sure you have the right code, access it on the go while talking to a physician, or from your office! With the ability to add your own personal notes directly into conditions for easy reference – this all-encompassing online tool will become your favorite reference.


2022 ACDIS Outpatient Pocket Guide


The 2022 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



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.


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 for Outpatient Boot Camp




CDI for Outpatient Boot Camp provides tools for outpatient CDI professionals to practice in the outpatient setting and understand the impact of CDI functions. While outpatient CDI is still in it’s infancy, ACDIS is taking the lead in defining roles, focus, and establishing standards and core competencies, which are covered in this course. The boot camp examines diagnoses impacting hierarchical condition categories (HCCs), record review and query, medical necessity documentation, CDI role in charge capture, and ethics and compliance.