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 in their resumes, biographical information, or email signatures. This online training has been designed as a pathway to future Certified Clinical Documentation Specialist (CCDS) designation. Candidates interested in obtaining the CCDS credential must fulfil prerequisites, including at least two years of experience in clinical documentation improvement.
Karen Bridgeman, MSN, RN, CCDS, has been a Clinical Documentation Specialist for over nine years, and is currently the CDI Educator for the Medical University of South Carolina. In 2012, she developed and implemented the successful Pediatric CDI Program at the Medical University of South Carolina’s Children’s Hospital. She is a frequent contributor on pediatric subject matter for the ACDIS Journal as well as a presenter at the ACDIS National Conferences. She currently serves on ACDIS’s CCDS Certification Board.
Laurie L. Prescott RN, MSN, CCDS, CDIP, CRC, is the CDI education director with HCPro. Prescott serves as a full-time instructor for the CDI Boot Camp as well as a subject matter expert for the Association of Clinical Documentation Improvement Specialists (ACDIS). Prescott is a frequent speaker on HCPro/ACDIS webinars and author of The Clinical Documentation Improvement Specialist’s Complete Training Guide. She started her nursing career in 1985 as a graduate of the University of Vermont School of Nursing. Since that time she has worked at a variety of organizations, including academic, large, and small community hospitals. She has worked in a number of nursing roles, including as manager in the areas of medical/surgical, ICU, PACU, and endoscopy. Her experience also includes specialization as a compliance officer.
HCPro has confirmed that none of the faculty/presenters, planners, or contributors have any relevant financial relationships to disclose related to the content of this educational activity.
AHIMA: This program has been approved for _9_ continuing education units for use in fulfilling the continuing education requirements of the American Health Information Management Association (AHIMA).
American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC): HCPro is accredited as a provider of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation. This educational activity for _8.4_ nursing contact hours is provided by HCPro.
Association of Clinical Documentation Improvement Specialists (ACDIS): This program has been approved for _9_ continuing education units towards fulfilling the requirements of the Certified Clinical Documentation Specialist (CCDS) certification, offered as a service of the Association of Clinical Documentation Improvement Specialists (ACDIS).