The Board of Directors of the American College of Physician Advisors (ACPA) and the American Society of Medical Advisors (ASMA) are pleased to announce a merging of the mission and vision of the two corporations for the mutual benefit of the physician advisor profession.
Effective October 16, 2016, the two organizations have combined their respective memberships under the banner of ACPA to include joint participation on ACPA committees and other leadership roles; collectively designed to add the enthusiastic talent and expertise of ASMA physician leaders in the field of ICD-10 coding and clinical documentation improvement. This endeavor will allow ACPA to offer the newly combined membership additional comprehensive resources and educational services, created by physician content experts benefitting the entire physician advisor community.
"Joining ASMA membership with ACPA is a great move for our physician advisor members who have been actively involved in the advancement of CDI and will share those skills with ACPA. It's also a great opportunity to learn from the wealth of knowledge that ACPA members bring. " – Sam Antonios MD, FACP, FHM, CPE, CCDS, Acting President of ASMA
“We are excited to have such a wonderful group of CDI physician advisors helping us achieve a common mission and vision. This is a natural expansion for all of us as utilization review, CDI, and coding become inseparable in today’s value-based world.” – Edward Hu, MD CHCQM-PHYADV, President of ACPA