North Carolina Chapter of ACDIS welcome all clinical documentation integrity specialist and other healthcare professionalss interested in attending our meetings for professional growth and networking opportunities.



The mission of NC ACDIS is to promote accurate documentation in coding medical and surgical services by providing a medium for continuing educational programs, promoting professional growth and program recognition ultimately providing networking opportunities.

Join us Friday, December 2nd
for our
Annual Fall/Winter Conference
in Durham, NC.

WHAT: NC ACDIS Fall / Winter Conference with 5 CEUs

WHEN: December 2nd, 2022

             (Continental Breakfast and Lunch provided by Nuance)

WHERE: Hilton Garden Inn, Durham/University Medical Center, 2101                 West Main Street, Durham, NC 27705

               (Conference room sponsored by 3M)

Cost: $30 for NC ACDIS Members, $45 for Non-Members

How: To Register: Click the link to register

                            * This is a 2-step process:  (start here)


Agenda is tentative:

 5 CEUs provided:

4 from Speakers and 1 for an NC ACDIS Board Meeting

**Please Note Order of Speakers is subject to change**

 9 -10 am: Continental Breakfast (Sponsored by Nuance)

10-11 am: Anemia – Mark Randolph

11-12 pm: Coding for the patient with Broken Heartstrings – Joan Oliver

12:15-1 pm: Lunch & Board meeting (Sponsored by Nuance)

1 - 2 pm: Impact of CDI on... Everything - Jamie Doster from Atrium Health Navicent   

2 - 3 pm: Education to Prevent Intimidation: The Outpatient Approach to Provider Education - Melissa Brawley from Atrium Health Wake Forest Baptist

3 pm-4 pm: Close of conference

Conference room Sponsored by 3M

If you need to stay overnight, we have a room block reserved at Hilton Garden Inn Durham/University Medical Center for December 1, 2022, through December 2, 2022.  Click here to book your room!

Mark Randolph obtained a Master's in HS from Duke University, obtained a B.S. Physician Assistant-Allied Health East Carolina University, and obtained a BA in Molecular Cellular and Developmental Biology, and a BS in Biochemistry from the University of Colorado at Boulder.  Mark has over 20 years of medical practice in internal medicine, nephrology, and cardiology specialties. He was the recipient of the NCAPA Education Grant, the National Physician Assistant Scholar, the National Spotlight Leadership Award, and the Outstanding Adult Student Award.  Mark is currently employed as a Physician Advisor working in the areas of ICD education, E/M coding, clinical validation, and utilization review at ECU Health.


Joan Oliver, MHA, BSN, RN, ACM, CTHC, CCDS is a CDI specialist covering the cardiothoracic and CCU teams here at Duke. Before joining the CDI team, Joan worked in case management and assisted in embedding case management in the ED at Duke University. She assisted on the planning committee of the NC chapter of ACMA. She has worked as a legal nurse consultant, an ICU nurse, and home care nurse. Joan completed her MHA and in addition to her CCDS certification, holds an ACM certification. In Spring 2022, she achieved a Certification in Theology and Healthcare as one of 14 enrolled in a new initiative offered by Theology, Medicine and Culture (TMC) at Duke Divinity School. This certification designed for clinicians to theologically explore engaging questions of suffering, illness, and bioethics.  


James (Jamie) Doster, MS, BSN, CCDS, is the Clinical Documentation Improvement Manager for Atrium Navicent Health of Central Georgia. Prior to working for Atrium, Jamie has been both a manager and director for academic medical centers. He started in CDI over 15 years ago at Emory Healthcare and assisted in the start of the CDI program at Emory. He came to CDI from the cath lab, the EP lab, ICU, flight, and ER nursing. Jamie has been a member of ACDIS since 2010 and co-founded the Georgia Chapter of ACDIS for which he currently serves as co-chair. This is the third year he has served on the ACDIS chapter advisory board, the ACDIS Leadership Council, and the ACDIS Mastermind Council. Jamie holds a bachelor’s in nursing and a master’s in health education from Texas A&M University. He has published for the Society for Behavior Medicine, presented at several conferences on health behavior change, and peer-reviews for Sage Publications Qualitative Health Journal. Jamie lives east of Atlanta with his spouse, Dr. Carlos Pavão DrPH associate professor and assistant dean for diversity and inclusion at Georgia State University along with their four cats. When not on CDI duties, Jamie spends his weekends and leisure time on home renovations, woodworking, gardening, and raising amazing Koi fish.


Melissa Brawley RN BSN CCDS-O CRC has been an RN for 24 years with the majority of that career at Atrium Health Wake Forest Baptist.  Her experience is in Medical and Trauma ICU, Oncology, and Research. She has been in Clinical Documentation Excellence now for four years and they will have to make her leave! She loves the education aspect of the position and how it allows for collaboration and relationship-building with Providers.  In her free time, she enjoys baking, gardening, and spending time with her family and her beagle, Elsie. She has a new granddaughter, and she is more than happy to show you pictures! 

Do you want to contribute to the success of the NC ACDIS chapter then consider being on the Board:

Nominate an individual who stands out as a consummate representative of the best attributes
of a CDI Professional. Award to be presented at the Fall/Winter Conference


For PowerPoint Presentations and Evaluations for CEU's

Go to the top of the webpage click on the NC ACDIS Meetings drop-down menu (password protected for attendees) 

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