CDI for the Clinician Online Learning Library

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CDI for the Clinician Online Learning Library

Product Code: XCDIC

CDI for the Clinician™ was specifically designed to provide physicians and other healthcare practitioners what they need and want for CDI education. Institutional or per user pricing. For information, price quotes, or product demonstration, call
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CDI for the Clinician™ was specifically designed to provide physicians and other healthcare practitioners what they need and want for CDI education. Written and developed by the authors of the best-selling CDI Pocket Guide, Richard Pinson, MD, FACP, and Cynthia Tang, RHIA, CCS, the program includes the following content and features:

  • Documentation terminology and definitions for the most pertinent diagnoses relevant to CDI
  • Evidence-based clinical criteria and professional diagnostic standards
  • Convenient access from computer or mobile device (Android and iOS)
  • Education content for current ICD-9 needs and to prepare for ICD-10
  • Peer-rated and allows user feedback
  • Automated e-mail reminders until lessons completed
  • Progress and completion tracking and reports
  • AMA category 1 CME credit

CDI for the Clinician™ curriculum includes:

Four introductory modules

  • CDI Primer
  • Coding and DRG Fundamentals
  • Coding Rules for Clinicians
  • CDI and Pay for Performance

Training modules

  • 50 CDI topics that cover more than 95% of CDI documentation needs
  • Specialty-specific assignment of lessons
  • Each lesson takes only about 5 minutes to complete

Post-training mobile support app

  • One-minute versions of the 5 minute lessons
  • Clinical definitions, authoritative diagnostic criteria and recommended terminology
  • Unlimited access for quick daily reference


Physicians conveniently learn the documentation terminology, definitions, and supporting evidence-based criteria for the most frequently encountered diagnoses contributing to correct and compliant coding that determine reimbursement, quality measures, other performance parameters, and pay-for-performance metrics for both physicians and hospitals.

Estimated time to complete activity: Up to 13.5 hours


This education was designed to provide Clinical Documentation Training.

Target Audience

For physicians and other healthcare practitioners dedicated to improving Clinical Documentation to more accurately determine reimbursement, quality of care delivered, and healthcare professional performance.

Learning Objectives

Upon completion of this activity, participants will be able to:

  • Understand how clinical documentation impacts ICD-9/ICD-10 code assignment and how coded data is used
  • Understand basic concepts and processes of DRG assignment and the importance of coding accuracy
  • Understand impact of significant co-morbid conditions (CC and MCC) on DRG assignment and provider outcome and performance measures
  • Understand evidence-based clinical criteria and documentation requirements for important diagnoses and procedures impacting patient severity of illness and quality of care.


Richard Pinson, MD

Cynthia L. Tang, RHICA, CCS

Andres Jimenez, MD

Accreditation and Designation

This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the accreditation requirements and policies of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) through the joint providership of Interstate Postgraduate Medical Association (IPMA) and ImplementHIT. The IPMA is accredited by the ACCME to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

The Interstate Postgraduate Medical Association designates this enduring material for a maximum of 13.5 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

IPMA is approved by the California Board of Registered Nursing, provider number 6971, for 16.2 contact hours. Each person should retain this certificate for four years after the course has been completed.

The educational activity has been approved for 4.5 continuing education units towards fulfilling the requirements of the Certified Clinical Documentation Specialist (CCDS) certification, offered as a service of the Association of Clinical Documentation Improvement Specialists (ACDIS).

Faculty and Planners Disclosure Statement

As a provider dedicated to independent education and accredited by the ACCME, IPMA must ensure balance, independence, objectivity, and scientific rigor in all of its educational activities. It is the policy of IPMA to require disclosure of the existence of any significant financial interest or other relationship a faculty member, planner, or a sponsor has with either the commercial supporter of this activity or the manufacturer(s) of any commercial product(s) discussed in an educational presentation:

Faculty Disclosures

Richard Pinson, MD has disclosed no relevant financial relationships.

Cynthia L. Tang, RHICA, CCS has disclosed no relevant financial relationships.

Andres Jimenez, MD has disclosed no relevant financial relationships.

Planner Disclosures

Heidi Ness, Director of Education and Accreditation, IPMA, has disclosed no relevant financial relationships.

Independent Reviewer

William Kobler, MD has disclosed no relevant financial relationships.

Peer Review

This activity has been reviewed by a physician of the target audience.

Method of Participation to Earn CME/CE Credit

There are no fees or pre-requisites for participating in and receiving credit for this online educational activity. In order to obtain credit for participating in this activity during the period of March 1, 2015 through March 1, 2016, participants must:

  1. Read the educational objectives and disclosure statements
  2. Complete the case-studies presented during the session and score 70% or higher.
  3. Review the appropriate modules.
  4. Submit the evaluation to ImplementHIT.


Credit will be issued only upon completion of the post-tests with a score of 70% or higher and activity evaluation. After completing this information, you will be able to print out your credit certificate. This activity should take up to 13.5 hours to complete.