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The ORIGINAL 2020 CDI Pocket Guide

The ORIGINAL 
CDI Pocket Guide

The ORIGINAL 
Guide for Coding Professionals

Keep vital information at your fingertips with the 13th edition of the CDI Pocket Guide from authors Dr. Pinson & Cynthia Tang.   The original, and STILL the best, resource for coding and clinical documentation improvement.

Benefits of Our CDI Pocket Guides

Keep your coding and CDI practice up to date with the newest editions of the ORIGINAL CDI Pocket Guides by Dr. Richard Pinson and Cynthia Tang.

Proven Value

For over 12 years, the CDI Pocket Guide has been the essential, go-to resource for anyone involved in clinical documentation improvement – don’t be without it!

Overcome Challenges

We address the issues of both clinical documentation and coding so that coding and CDI specialists can meet the on-going challenges of clinical documentation.

Always Up To Date

We capture pertinent changes in clinical diagnostic standards, coding guidelines, ICD-10 codes, HCCs, etc. and explain in a way that everyone can easily understand.

Easy to Use

The original Pocket Guide is still “pocket-sized” so it is easy to search through and learn from. Keeping it simple and focusing on what matters is our motto.

About The Authors

Dr. Richard Pinson and Cynthia Tang have spent the last two decades designing effective, efficient, sustainable programs that empower people to do their jobs better (and happier) and create real results for hospitals.
Dr. Richard Pinson

Dr. Richard Pinson

MD, FACP, CCS
Dr. Richard Pinson is a physician, educator, administrator, and healthcare consultant. He practiced Internal Medicine and Emergency Medicine in Tennessee for over 20 years having board certification in both. Dr. Pinson is a Fellow of the American College of Physicians and former Assistant Professor of Clinical Medicine at Vanderbilt, and has assisted hospitals as a physician consultant for the past ten years.

His personal understanding of the mindset of both doctors and managers allows him a unique vantage point from which to promote cooperation between physicians, hospital staff, and administrators toward achieving beneficial and practical changes.
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Cynthia Tang

Cynthia Tang

RHIA, CCS
Cynthia brings over 30 years of experience in health information management, coding and clinical documentation, and clinical resource management. For the past twenty years she has traveled to hospitals throughout the country to assess their processes for managing health information and clinical documentation and to provide her much-sought after expertise in redesigning operations to promote better patient care and hospital financial health.

Her focus is on workflow design and improving clinical documentation with a view to optimizing reimbursement, ensuring compliance, and improving quality and pay for performance measures.
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WHAT OUR CLIENTS ARE SAYING

  • CDI Pocket Guide - Testimony #7
    “The CDI Pocket Guide is a practical, portable reference that the CDS can carry in his/her pocket and easily reference while reviewing the medical record versus cumbersome reference manuals with stickies and notes throughout.”
  • CDI Pocket Guide - Testimony #5
    “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!”
  • CDI Pocket Guide - Testimony #7
    “A compact and concise manual to assist with coding to improve DRG assignment. Handiest, comprehensive coding guidelines tool at your fingertips. I don’t code without it!”
  • CDI Pocket Guide - Testimony #1
    “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!”
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