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Thursday, December 6, 2018

Note from the CCDS Coordinator

Be among the first to earn your CCDS-O

By Penny Richards

If you’ve been thinking about applying for the new Certified Clinical Documentation Specialist-Outpatient (CCDS-O) certification, we’re accepting exam applications now.

The exam committee is busy finalizing questions that will appear on the CCDS-O exam. They are about half-way through the process and hope to have the exam completed by early January. At that point, ACDIS will undertake several administrative processes before launching the exam, tentatively in February 2019.

You may now apply for the exam at your convenience.



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ACDIS Updates

ACDIS update: Help take the pulse of the CDI industry with ACDIS’ latest surveys and polls
Conference corner: Full 2019 agenda available now
ACDIS tips: GLIM resources for glum CDI professionals
Local chapter update: Reminder to volunteer leaders to take advantage of leadership benefits

Career Center

Post your open positions or find your next career move with the ACDIS Career Center. Take a look at some of the featured postings:

Director of CDI—Medicare Advantage in Dallas, Texas Health Information Systems Manager in Ventura, California Full-time remote inpatient CDI consultant Full-time remote outpatient CDI consultant



Blog Highlight

Here’s what’s been published in the last week on the ACDIS Blog:

Tips to improve home healthcare documentation” “Heart failure documentation” “Q&A: AKI’s relationship with cardiorenal syndrome” “Sepsis criteria headaches

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