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Product Highlight: 2015 CDI Pocket Guide to publish in January; pre-order now

CDI Strategies, November 20, 2014

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The 2015 CDI Pocket Guide helps you take clinical findings and dig deeper, and look for additional details—such as medications and other conditions—to develop the most accurate picture of the patient's condition. The new 2015 edition of our popular CDI best-seller includes critical new updates from the 2015 IPPS Final Rule, and additional ICD-10 documentation tips to ensure you are ready for the national Oct. 1, 2015 compliance deadline. New to this year is additional information on Value-Based Purchasing (VBP) and how CDI specialists can incorporate VBP initiatives into their health record reviews.

Authors Richard D. Pinson, MD, FACP, CCS, and Cynthia L. Tang, RHIA, CCS, draw on more than fifty years’ cumulative experience and provide the clinical coding authority to strengthen patient care quality and resource utilization, and improve compliance and reimbursement.

What’s new in this edition:

  • Addition of pediatric clinical indicators and diagnostic criteria
  • New Key References for Shock, Neoplasms, Pneumothorax, Functional Quadriplegia, Cystic Fibrosis, Asthma, Intellectual Disability, and more
  • Standardized Key References format for each clinical topic: Definition, Diagnostic Criteria, Treatment, References, Coding and Documentation Challenges, and ICD-10
  • Content expansion of “MCC/CC” section to “Comorbid Conditions” 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 your CDI program
  • Expanded reference citations of medical literature and other authoritative sources to support diagnostic definitions and criteria
  • Exclusive web-based resource center with detailed supplemental information and updates for all CDI Pocket Guide customers
  • Expanded and updated ICD-10 tips and strategies



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