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Essentials for Clinical Documentation Integrity

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From its MDC-aligned structure to its wealth of valuable detail, this CDI training resource simplifies chart reviews and makes it easier to know when to initiate a physician query.

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Price: $167.00

Product Code: PCDS

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A how-to resource that measures up to the critical CDI function

High-quality clinical documentation plays an essential role in getting paid correctly and improving patient outcomes. Our clinical documentation integrity (CDI) book measures up to this critical function, using a three-step approach that covers possible clinical indicators, risk factors and treatments, enabling effective chart reviews and physician queries. Divided into major diagnostic categories (MDCs), this convenient handbook integrates coding rules and guidelines, DRG assignments, breakdowns of ICD-10 codes and high-risk DRGs. You also get case studies, anatomy and physiology lessons, at-a-glance reference aids, diagrams and much more. It's the ideal training tool for both new and seasoned CDI specialists!

Features and Benefits:

  • Up-to-date information including what's new and common problem areas:
    • Guidance with COPD, sepsis, uncertain diagnosis and unstageable pressure ulcer
    • Guidelines that reflect changes to coding conventions
    • Updated throughout with MS-DRG changes in the IPPS final rule
    • New query examples to help clarify areas of confusion
    • DRG table displaying descriptions, weights and payment — for at-a-glance analysis of case mix and identification of potential opportunities
  • Divided into MDCs in DRG layout, for the fastest, easiest navigation of any CDI how-to resource on the market
  • Comprehensive — anatomy and physiology lessons in every chapter, followed by discussions of documentation and coding
  • Coding guidelines and tips, plus AHA coding clinic references and a breakdown of ICD-10 codes into an easy-to-learn format
  • Case studies drawn from actual documentation, with questions and answers...a great tool for testing CDI competency!
  • Guidance with implementing a CDI program and measuring its effectiveness
  • Discussion of laboratory values and quality/risk management issues
  • Many at-a-glance learning and reference aids, including charts/diagrams for knowing when to initiate physician queries and tracing documentation to the appropriate codes
  • Searchable format (PDF version) for quickly finding answers to questions

When will my book ship? We will begin publishing our 2020 books immediately after the CMS releases the 2020 Final Rule. We anticipate this will be in early November, and estimate our books will begin shipping in December.