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CDI Journal posted on www.cdiassociation.com

The third quarter CDI Journal has been posted and is available for ACDIS members online at www.cdiassociation.com.

Here’s a list of what’s included inside the July edition:

Director’s note
ACDIS members make conference a success. What will happen in Chicago?
Case study
CDI Professional of the Year Beth Kennedy earns kudos. CDI Professional Achievement honorees noticed for teamwork and leadership skills.
Malnutrition documentation
Guest columnist Jon W. Arnott, MD, CMQ, explores how to capture severity of illness through malnutrition indicators; includes sample query form and clinical data set.
Query protocols ease compliance risk
Setting appropriate query standards can keep potentially harmful practices at bay.
Inflammatory bowel disease
Guest columnist Helen Walker, MD, writes about the tricks of capturing accurate language for a host of possible gastrointestinal problems; includes sample query.

CCDS designees named
ACDIS is proud to recognize and congratulate our first group of professionals to pass the Certified Clinical Documentation Specialist (CCDS) exam. They are now free to begin using the CCDS credential after their name.

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Melissa Varnavas About the Author: Melissa Varnavas, is the Associate Director of the Association of Clinical Documentation Improvement Specialists (ACDIS). ACDIS is a community in which CDI professionals share the latest tested tips, tools, and strategies to implement successful CDI programs and achieve professional growth. With more than 5,000 members, its mission is to bring CDI specialists together. To learn more about ACDIS, go to www.acdis.org or call HCPro customer service at 800-650-6787.

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