Melissa Varnavas

Associate Editorial Director, ACDIS

As the Association of Clinical Documentation Integrity Specialists (ACDIS) Associate Editorial Director, I am responsible for developing an extensive line of educational content including live events, web-based seminars, podcasts, books, newsletters, and our award-winning website. I also help manage more than 40 ACDIS networking groups/state chapters.

ACDIS currently has more than 6,500 members from multidisciplinary backgrounds in healthcare including nursing, health information management/coding, case management, quality staff, and physicians, whose core mission is to help ensure specific medical record documentation gets captured by physicians to enable the assignment of accurate ICD-10-CM/PCS codes. To help our members network and learn the latest in healthcare documentation and administrative trends, our annual conference gathers more than 2,000 related professionals annually, and our outpatient focused symposium brings hundreds together to tackle challenges in the physician practice and ambulatory settings.