ACDIS announces the release of the 2015 CDI Pocket Guide

Press Releases, February 9, 2015

The Association of Clinical Documentation Improvement Specialists (ACDIS), the nation’s only healthcare community for clinical documentation professionals, is proud to announce the release of the 2015 edition of its best-selling CDI Pocket Guide.

Authors and industry experts Dr. Richard Pinson and Cynthia Tang have delivered the most comprehensive update of the CDI Pocket Guide since the first edition. This authoritative CDI reference guide focuses on the most common opportunities to improve clinical documentation, coding, and DRG assignment impacting reimbursement, severity of illness, and quality reporting—and lays the groundwork for ICD-10 and pay for performance.

Tabbed and spiral bound, this rugged, compact reference guide is designed to be used anywhere—either at a busy desk or out on the floor—and is absolutely essential for any new or experienced CDS, coder, or other CDI professional.

NEW in 2015 are the following updates:

  • Addition of pediatric clinical indicators and diagnostic criteria
  • New clinical references, including functional quadriplegia, shock, neoplasms, pneumothorax, cystic fibrosis, asthma, and intellectual disability
  • Standardized format for each clinical topic: definition, diagnostic criteria, treatment, references, coding and documentation challenges, and ICD-10
  • Comorbid conditions section that includes secondary diagnoses with a high-impact focus for MS-DRG and APR-DRG, quality, and CMS pay-for-performance outcome metrics
  • Strategies for integrating CMS pay-for-performance initiatives into the CDI program
  • Expanded citations of medical literature and other authoritative sources to support diagnostic definitions and criteria
  • Web-based resource center with detailed supplemental information and updates for all CDI Pocket Guide customers
  • Expanded and updated ICD-10 tips and strategies

“The CDI Pocket Guide has proven to be perhaps the most invaluable, indispensable resource for clinical documentation improvements, next to ACDIS membership,” said ACDIS Director Brian Murphy, CPC. “Healthcare reimbursement is changing right before our eyes from paying for volume of services to paying for quality, and the 2015 CDI Pocket Guide has recognized and incorporated this paradigm shift into its content. We are very pleased to be able to offer this unique resource to help CDI professionals succeed in their critical day-to-day functions.”

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