2017 CDI Pocket Guide

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A compact, portable resource, the CDI Pocket Guide is essential for new or experienced CDI specialists, coders, physician advisors, and any others involved in CDI.

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Pubcode: CDIPG17
Price: $165

2017 CDI Pocket Guide

Richard D. Pinson, MD, FACP, CCS; Cynthia L. Tang, RHIA, CCS

The new edition of the best-selling CDI Pocket Guide by authors Dr. Richard Pinson and Cynthia Tang has been comprehensively updated for 2017.

This authoritative CDI reference guide focuses on the most common opportunities to improve clinical documentation, coding, and DRG assignment impacting reimbursement, severity of illness, quality reporting, and pay-for-performance. Its five sections—Guidelines, Key References, Comorbid Conditions, DRG Tips, and the MS-DRG Table—are designed for quick and easy reference.

A compact, portable resource, the CDI Pocket Guide is essential for new or experienced CDI specialists, coders, physician advisors, and any others involved in CDI. 

What’s NEW in 2017?

  • You’ll find all sections of the guide updated with all the major changes in the ICD-10-CM Official Coding Guidelines, Coding Clinic guidance, and ICD-10 codes, plus tips and strategies for our second year of ICD-10.
  • A new section devoted to pediatrics consolidates all key reference topics related to pediatrics and neonates with coding guidelines and comorbid conditions.
  • New Key References include Sepsis-3, hypertension, pancytopenia, cardiac arrest, cerebral edema/compression, and many more.
  • A new introduction to HCCs updatesquality and CMS pay-for-performance program outcome metrics.
  • Comorbid Conditions for MS-DRGs and APR-DRGs have been updated and expanded.
  • Citations of medical literature and other authoritative sources have been updated to support diagnostic definitions, criteria, and guidelines.  


“My CDI Pocket Guide is an invaluable tool! I reference it daily in my reviews, writing queries and educating physicians regarding documentation opportunities. I would be lost without it!”
—Norma B., Clinical Documentation Specialist, Bay Medical Center

“The CDI Pocket Guide is a practical, portable reference that the CDS can carry in his/her pocket and easily reference while reviewing the record on the patient care unit versus having to carry cumbersome ICD coding books to the units with 'stickies' and notes throughout the coding books.”
—Cindy Z., HIM Director, Milford Hospital

“An essential tool for our documentation specialists and coders—each section provides the clinical criteria needed to recognize documentation improvement opportunities in the medical record!”
—Karen S., HIM Director, Nanticoke Hospital

About the Authors

Richard D. Pinson, MD, FACP, CCS, of Chattanooga, Tennessee, has expertise in improving coding and clinical documentation, managing clinical resources, developing clinical practice guidelines, and using data to transform physician practice patterns and behaviors. He is a physician consultant and a former assistant professor of clinical medicine at Vanderbilt University in Nashville.

Cynthia L. Tang, RHIA, CCS, of Houston, is an expert in health information management, coding, and clinical resource management. She has more than 20 years consulting experience in redesigning operations to promote hospital financial health, improve clinical documentation, optimize reimbursement and compliance, and identify areas to improve care management and cost efficiency.

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Published: November 2016