Pediatric CDI: Building Blocks for Success

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Pediatric CDI: Building Blocks for Success

Children aren’t little adults. Their disease processes don’t always mimic those typically seen in the adult population. This makes expanding CDI reviews to pediatric units or children’s hospitals a challenge—but every challenge is an opportunity.

We’ve compiled a panel of contributors representing some of the most advanced thought leadership in the pediatric CDI realm today to provide an in-depth look at a wide variety of documentation concerns related to childhood conditions. Whether you need help securing administrative support from the get-go or want some guidance on delving deep into the documentation depths, this book provides the building blocks to get your pediatric program off the ground.

Pediatric CDI: Building Blocks for Success is a must-read resource for both new CDI specialists and experienced CDI specialists who have pediatric chart review added to their responsibilities.

At the end of the book, readers will understand:

  • The fundamentals of pathophysiology of childhood diseases
  • Coding and documentation requirements for common pediatric diagnoses
  • Techniques for physician engagement
  • The need for a pediatric CDI program
  • Methods for program analysis


Use this book to expand into the pediatric setting or to take your existing pediatric CDI efforts forward and improve documentation, coding, quality, and reimbursement.


Published: December 2017

Page count: 125 
Dimensions: 8.5” X 11” 
ISBN: 978-1-68308-655-0

Table of Contents

1. Introduction
2. Contributors 
3. Chapter 1: How to Get Started in Pediatric CDI

a. Pediatric CDI Momentum
b. CDI in Children’s Hospitals
c. CDI in Acute Care Facilities on a Pediatric Unit
d. Data Analysis to Engage Administration
e. Staffing Requirements
f. Staff Training
g. Program Rollout

4. Chapter 2: Coding and Payment System Overview

a. WHO and ICD-10-CM/PCS
b. IPPS Process
c. Advocacy for Change
d. MS-DRGs
e. APR-DRGs
f. Adult Codes Versus Childhood Diseases

5. Chapter 3: Clinical Considerations 

a. Congenital Cardiac Conditions
b. Developmental Diagnoses
c. Encephalopathy
d. Nutritional Conditions
e. Gastroenterological Conditions 
f. Respiratory Failure
g. Sepsis

6. Chapter 4: Physician Support

a. Understanding Pediatric Physicians
b. Building CDI and Physician Relationships
c. Providing Resources and Education

7. Chapter 5: Metrics and Analysis

a. Individual Staff Review Rates
b. Physician Response and Engagement Rates and Metrics
c. CMI Trends
d. APR-DRG Shifts
e. CDI and Coding Reconciliation 
f. Query Auditing and Retention


Add Association of Clinical Documentation Integrity Specialists (ACDIS)

$20 discount on your one-year ACDIS Membership will be applied at check out.

ACDIS is a community of CDI professionals who share the latest tips, tools, and strategies to implement successful CDI programs and achieve professional growth.

ACDIS members receive: 

  • Advocacy and leadership from a peer-elected ACDIS Advisory Board, including peer-reviewed Position Papers and White Papers.
  • Weekly tips, news, and strategies in our e-newsletter, CDI Strategies
  • In-depth news and regulatory information, clinically-based articles, case studies on building successful CDI programs, and membership profiles in our bi-monthly electronic journal, the CDI Journal
  • An opportunity to network with peers and colleagues in the ACDIS Forum
  • Access to live and archived quarterly conference calls, hour-long networking discussions and an open Q&A with the ACDIS Advisory Board
  • Helpful tools accessed in our electronic Resource Library, including sample queries, policies, and archived conference presentations
  • Two free job postings a year, discounted additional posts, and the ability to post your resume on our Career Center
  • Opportunities to participate in an Official ACDIS Local Chapter in your area, under the leadership of the Chapter Advisory Board
  • Discounts to the annual ACDIS conference, CCDS certification, and CDI Boot Camps


To explore all that ACDIS has to offer, please
visit the ACDIS Web site.