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.

Membership Information

We are now accepting nominations for NC-ACDIS officers.

Positions to be filled include President-elect, Secretary-elect, Treasurer-elect, and Social Media Coordinator-elect.

If you are interested in nominating a colleague or if you would like to volunteer, please email us at ncacdis@gmail.com 
Please consider serving. It is a rewarding experience and many added benefits. 

The election of officers will be held this fall.

Upcoming Conference Information

We’re back and in person! 

Join us Friday, December 10th for our

Annual Fall Conference in Durham, NC. 

What:  NC ACDIS Fall Conference with 3 CEUs.

When:  December 10, 2021, 8 am – 1 pm (Continental Breakfast 7 am – 8 am)

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

Cost:  $30 for members, $45 for non-members

How: Click the Registration button below. Registration is a 2 step process: Register via the link below then follow the link to Square for payment.

- We will be limiting live attendees to 50. 

- We will also be offering a virtual option.


  • 7 am – Continental Breakfast (Sponsored by 3M)

  • 8 am – Crystal Stalter: "Outpatient CDI - Updating our Focus" (see bio below)

  • 9 am – Mark Randolph PA: “Down the Rabbit Hole- Atrial Fibrillation and        secondary   hypercoagulable state”

  • 10 am – Break

  • 10:15 – Joseph Cristiano, MD: “Building a Physician Advisor Program from the Ground Up” (see bio below)

  • 11:15 - Vendors/Drawings

  • 11:45 am – Lunch & Board meeting (Sponsored by Iodine)

  • 1 pm – Close of conference

Conference Speakers

Crystal Stalter, CCDS-O, CDIP, CPC, CCS-P, is the Senior Product Owner of the HCC Management application for 3M/M*Modal. Crystal has spent 30+ years in the industry focused on coding, compliance and physician documentation, as well as working with physicians and hospital HIM departments to improve their workflow processes and revenue cycles. She is currently using this knowledge as a bridge between physicians, CDIS, HIM personnel and the technology experts to create software applications for HCC and risk capture that provide automation of communication between staff and providers to ensure diagnoses are documented and reconfirmed each calendar year.    

Mark Randolph is a nationally certified physician assistant who is a Physician Advisor for the Clinical Documentation Program at Vidant Medical Center and a practicing clinician specializing Internal Medicine/Cardiology at East Carolina Heart Institute at Vidant Medical Center. He completed his Bachelor of Arts degree in Molecular Cellular and Developmental Biology along with his Bachelor of Science degree in Biochemistry from The University of Colorado at Boulder and then earned his M.S. Health Sciences/Physician Assistant Studies from the Duke University in North Carolina.  He is an adjunct professor at the Physician Assistant program at East Carolina. He is certified by the National Commission for Certification of Physician Assistants.

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Joey Cristiano is an internist focusing on perioperative medicine and hospital medicine in practice at Atrium Wake Forest Baptist since 2010. He received his medical degree from the University of South Carolina and completed residency training at the Wake Forest School of Medicine.


In addition to his clinical practice, he is very active in undergraduate and graduate medical education. He has served as fourth-year elective course director and the electronic health record and virtual care (EHR-VC) longitudinal thread director at the Wake Forest School of Medicine. He has also taught in numerous additional medical school courses. He also participates in residency education in the Internal Medicine, General Surgery, Anesthesiology, and Family Medicine programs at the Wake Forest School of Medicine. Lastly, he conducts educational research to create new curriculum to prepare medical students and resident physicians in the EHR, telehealth, and clinical documentation.


Lastly, Dr. Cristiano is a physician advisor for the Atrium Health Wake Forest region of the enterprise health system. He holds certifications as a Certified Clinical Documentation Specialist (CCDS) and the American Board of Quality and Utilization Review Physicians (CHCQM-PHYADV). He has created the physician advising program focusing on Clinical Documentation Excellence at the Atrium Health Wake Forest Baptist. This program emphasizes multi-disciplinary collaboration with critical stakeholders, including executive and CMO leadership, hospital information management, clinical documentation improvement, coding, and quality. Through their collaborative efforts, they have pioneered the development and implementation of several impactful health system initiatives, including a multi-diagnosis clinical indicators policy, clinical decision support for documentation excellence for health system providers, and a successful initiative to improve provider response to documentation queries.

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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