2020 CDI Pocket Guide

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2020 CDI Pocket Guide

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Available November 2019

2020 CDI Pocket Guide

New 2020 details coming soon!
Available November 2019

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

Each year, authors Dr. Richard Pinson and Cynthia Tang research, revise, clarify, and update the content of the CDI Pocket Guide. They provide the wisdom of their experience as consultants helping organizations sculpt their documentation and coding practices.

The new 2020 CDI Pocket guide includes updates to clinical diagnostic standards, DRG assignment, Official Coding Guidelines, Complete HIPAA-mandated ICD-10-CM code set, and much more.

Be sure to include the #1 CDI resource in your library today!


“The CDI Pocket Guide changed my practice on a daily basis!”
–Cindy P., CDI consultant, MedPartners

“Just wanted to say your CDI Pocket Guide and your ACDIS pre-conference put me in a great position for success on the ACDIS exam and I passed the exam on my first try two weeks ago. I was very proud of the accomplishment and owe the success heavily to your Pocket Guide and materials. Thank you for all you do to make CDI the promising and important field that it is today.”
–James S., CDI specialist, Anaheim Regional

“I wish to compliment you both on this reference, which I am now reading page by page. Probably the most comprehensive, yet digestible reference on the market relating to the CDI profession.”
—Paul E., CDI manager, Sutter Health

“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., coding and CDI specialist, Bay Medical Center

“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


Available: November 15, 2019

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ISBN: 978-1-68308-979-7

About the Authors

Richard D. Pinson, MD, FACP, CCS, is an educator, author, and CDI consultant with expertise in improving coding and clinical documentation; conveying diagnostic and evidence-based criteria; educating physicians, coders, and CDI specialists; and transforming physician practice patterns and behaviors. He practiced emergency medicine and internal medicine for 25 years and is a Fellow of the American College of Physicians. He has authored the ACP Hospitalist Coding Corner for the past seven years and is the co-author of the new Outpatient CDI Pocket Guide: Focusing on HCCs, also published by ACDIS.

Cynthia L. Tang, RHIA, CCS, is an educator, author, and CDI consultant with expertise in health information management, coding, and clinical documentation improvement. She has more than 25 years of consulting experience in redesigning operations to streamline clinical documentation processes, optimize reimbursement and compliance, identify areas to improve quality of care and cost efficiency, and enhance the financial health of hospitals around the country. She is the co-author of the Outpatient CDI Pocket Guide: Focusing on HCCs, also published by ACDIS.

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