America's Premier Professional Organization for 
Clinical Documentation Integrity and Improvement

Events
& conferences

Whether it’s online during a webinar or in-person at a regional or national conference,  check here often to find great networking and learning opportunities available to CDI professionals throughout the year.

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MEMBER
SERVICES

The AIHCD is a membership association created especially for CDI professionals to bring together people of various backgrounds into one organization where members share the latest news, resources and strategies.

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Education
Institutes

Our two-day Documentation Institutes, with optional Certification give you the essential knowledge,  practiced techniques and sound theories you need to become (and remain) a top performer in your field .

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The Association for Integrity in Health Care Documentation (AIHCD®) is an organization of professionals who are impacted directly and indirectly by the changes that are occurring today in health care reform, specifically, the changes that are generated or communicated through the documentation within the medical record. The AIHCD® is comprised of physicians, physician advisors, nurses, case managers. HIMs, clinical documentation integrity specialists, compliance officers, and coders, as well as health care attorneys, and revenue cycle specialists working towards healthcare communication betterment for all. Membership in the AIHCD® offers health care professionals the opportunity to rise above their peers by increasing their knowledge of medical cost recovery efforts and teaches them how to take that knowledge back to their team and implement a positive change within their institutions. Not only does this make them an essential part of the team but it also makes them a vital part of the hospitals overall success.

AIHCD® created the nation’s first nationally recognized Clinical Documentation Improvement & Integrity certification program.

Although there are other organizations that teach clinical documentation in the United States, the AIHCD® program is unique. We take a multi-disciplinary approach. Every member of the healthcare team needs to speak the same language, and it begins with doctors. We believe that sometimes it takes a doctor to teach a doctor and that is why the AIHCD® uses physicians to conduct our training.

OUR MISSION:

AIHCD®’s Mission is to be the leader and advocate in efforts to improve the quality and compliance of documented healthcare information. Through collaboration among healthcare professionals, we strive to achieve improvement of healthcare delivery using communication and educational resources along with components of practical application.

CORE VALUES:
Integrity
Compliance
Education
Communication

Latest news


DR. BETTY BIBBINS APPOINTED TO THE ADVISORY BOARD OF THE AMERICAN COLLEGE OF PHYSICIAN ADVISORS (ACPA)
The American College of Physician Advisors is pleased to announce that Dr. Betty Bibbins has been appointed to the Advisory Board of (ACPA). Dr. Bibbins is the Founder and Chief Executive Physician Educator of DocuComp® LLC as well as the Chair of the Association for Integrity in Health Care Documentation (AIHCD®)...

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NEW RELEASE!


Essentials of Observation: The Basics
By Betty B. Bibbins, MD, BSN, CHC, C-CDI, CPEHR, CPHIT, AIHCD Chair and Nicole D. Harper, PhD, MBA, RHIA, CCS-P, CI-CDI, AIHCD Co-Chair

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INPATIENT (IPPS) DOCUMENTATION TIPS FOR PHYSICIAN ADVISORS, HOSPITALISTS & PROVIDERS

 (With (OPPS) Outpatient Observation & the 2-Midnight Rule - the Necessities)

 



By Betty B. Bibbins, MD, BSN, CHC, C-CDI, CPEHR, CPHIT 

   

This pocket manual is meant to give you the most up to date Documentation Hints that will help you to communicate the quality of care being provided to your patients. It can help you to document the complete severity-of-illness, justify the utilization of resources, and demonstrate medical necessity to 3rd party payers. This can/will correlate to better reimbursements and fewer denials – in both the inpatient and outpatient settings.