2018 Pocket Guide for Coding Professionals

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2018 Pocket Guide for Coding Professionals

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2018 Pocket Guide for Coding Professionals

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

Perfecting the connection between the clinical and coding world

New from the authors of the best-selling CDI Pocket Guide comes the definitive reference guide for the coding professional:
The Pocket Guide for Coding Professionals.

This powerful resource provides essential information for the coder to excel in every setting. In clear language it summarizes clinical definitions, diagnostic criteria, and treatment guidelines to accurately code and clinically validate the most important conditions; it explains crucial inpatient and outpatient coding guidelines, documentation requirements and DRG tips; it lists pertinent comorbid conditions (MCC, CC, HCC); it provides tips to improve E/M coding and physician querying along with MS-DRG and HCC tables and so much more.

This latest addition to the Pocket Guide family brings simplicity to complex concepts so that coding professionals are armed with the authoritative, essential information they need to know on a daily basis – allowing coding and CDI professionals to work together to promote clinical documentation improvement for their facility or physician practice.

You will benefit from this guide if you’re a coder who seeks to:

  • Improve coding accuracy and compliance
  • Expand your clinical knowledge and gain insight into clinical diagnostic challenges
  • Ensure your inpatient and outpatient coding meet clinical validation and documentation requirements
  • Apply the most relevant coding rules to improve communication with your CDI colleagues
  • Become familiar with HCCs and their impact on quality analytics and pay-for-performance payments
  • Find authoritative answers to all your questions

Published: 03/28/2018

Page count: 314
Dimensions: 7x9, Spiral Bound
ISBN: 978-1-68308-729-8

Table of Contents


  • Coding Rules-Overview
  • Coding Rules-Principal Diagnosis
  • Coding Rules-Secondary Diagnosis
  • Coding Rules-Outpatient Diagnosis
  • Coding Rules-Pediatrics
  • Cause and Effect
  • Clinical Validation
  • Complications of Care
  • Evaluation & Management (E/M) Guidelines
  • HCCs and Risk Adjustment
  • Optimal Coding & DRG Assignment
  • PCS Coding Reference
  • Present on Admission
  • Related Conditions “With”
  • Signs, Symptoms & Unspecified Codes
  • The Compliant Query
  • What Documentation Counts?


  • Acute Blood Loss Anemia
  • Acute Kidney Injury
  • Acute Tubular Necrosis
  • Asthma/Bronchitis/COPD
  • Body Mass Index
  • Cardiac Arrest
  • Cardiac Arrhythmia
  • Cerebral Edema/Compression
  • Cerebral Palsy
  • Cerebrovascular Accident (CVA)
  • Chronic Kidney Disease
  • Clostridium Difficile Colitis
  • Coagulation Disorders
  • Coma
  • Coma-Pediatrics
  • Cystic Fibrosis
  • Depression
  • Diabetic Complications
  • Electrolyte Disorders
  • Encephalopathy
  • Excisional Debridement
  • Functional Quadriplegia
  • Heart Failure
  • Hypertensive Crisis
  • Intellectual Disability
  • Malnutrition-Adult
  • Malnutrition-Pediatrics
  • Mechanical Ventilation
  • Myocardial Ischemia
  • Neoplasms
  • Pancreatitis
  • Pancytopenia
  • Pathologic Fractures
  • Plegia/Paresis
  • Pneumonia
  • Pneumothorax
  • Poisoning & Toxic Effects
  • Pulmonary Heart Disease (Cor Pulmonale)
  • Respiratory Abnormalities-Neonates
  • Respiratory Failure-Acute
  • Respiratory Failure-Acute Pediatric
  • Respiratory Failure-Chronic
  • Respiratory Failure-Postprocedural
  • Sepsis-2
  • Sepsis-3
  • Sepsis-Neonatal
  • Sepsis-Pediatric
  • Shock
  • SIRS-Noninfectious
  • Skin Ulcers
  • Substance Use, Abuse, Dependence
  • Transbronchial Biopsy
  • Transient Ischemic Attack (TIA)


  • Comorbid Conditions
  • Comorbid Conditions-SOI-4
  • CMS-HCC List
  • BMI Table

MS-DRG Table