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2018 Essentials for Clinical Documentation Integrity

2018 Essentials for Clinical Documentation Integrity

You're busy, and time is at a premium which is why you'll really appreciate our new CDI training handbook. It consolidates essential information into one convenience place, helping to ensure CDI best practices, while freeing up time for your core responsibilities.

Price: $149.00
Publishing Date: December 2017

Product Code: PCDS18


Save time with this unique all-in-one training handbook!

With tighter reimbursements and stepped-up compliance checks, clinical documentation improvement is more crucial than ever. So, how do you ensure that CDI best practices are consistently followed in your facility? This new ICD10monitor handbook is the ideal one-stop resource for training clinical documentation improvement specialists (CDIS). It also serves as a great reference and refresher tool for the more experienced CDIS, as well as coding professionals who need a clearer understanding of documentation requirements.

New for 2018

  • DRG, HCC, and MDC updates by section, including changes and/or guidance to encephalopathy and the cardiovascular system.
  • Updated relative weight tables throughout
  • Revisions to Acute Myocardial Infarction
  • Guidance on how and why HCC's should be used

Features and Benefits

  • Divided into major diagnostic categories (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
  • Includes 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 starting your own CDI program and measuring its effectiveness
  • Includes 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 following documentation to the appropriate codes
  • Searchable format (PDF version) for quickly finding answers to questions