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The Association of Clinical Documentation Improvement Specialists releases 2016 CDI Pocket Guide -

The Association of Clinical Documentation Improvement Specialists (ACDIS), a healthcare community for clinical documentation professionals, has announced the release of the 2016 edition of its best-selling CDI Pocket Guide.

Authors and industry experts Dr. Richard Pinson and Cynthia Tang have delivered a comprehensive update of the CDI Pocket Guide for the new ICD-10 code set. This tabbed/spiral-bound, rugged, compact reference guide is designed to be carried out on the floor or put on a busy desk as a resource, and is projected to be essential for any new or experienced CDI specialist, coder, or physician advisor, as well as any others involved in CDI.

The 2016 CDI Pocket Guide focuses on the most common opportunities to improve clinical documentation, coding, and DRG assignment impacting reimbursement, severity of illness, quality reporting, and pay-for-performance. Its five sections—Guidelines, Key References, Comorbid Conditions, DRG Tips, and the MS-DRG Table—are designed for quick and easy reference.

All sections of the book have been updated with guidance from the ICD-10-CM Official Guidelines for Coding and Reporting and Coding Clinic, as well as ICD-10 codes, tips, and strategies to ease the transition from ICD-9.

In addition to ICD-10, new clinical references, including accidental puncture and laceration, injuries and fractures, and peritonitis have been added. The expanded Comorbid Conditions section includes secondary diagnoses with high impact on MS-DRGs and APR-DRGs, as well as quality and CMS pay-for-performance outcome metrics.

Users will find updated citations of medical literature and other authoritative sources to support diagnostic definitions, criteria, and guidelines, in addition to strategies for integrating CMS pay-for-performance initiatives into your CDI program.

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