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.


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.

The American College of Physician Advisors is the only non-profit professional membership organization dedicated to the development and advancement of the Physician Advisor. The ACPA provides opportunities for high quality education, mentorship, board and sub-specialty certification through the American Board of Quality Assurance and Utilization Review Physicians (ABQAURP) and professional leadership to assist physicians and non-physician healthcare professionals.