Libman Education to Offer CDI Pocket Guide by Pinson & Tang

The Original CDI Pocket Guide Trusted by CDI Professionals for Over 13 Years

BEDFORD, MASSACHUSETTSMay 14, 2020 – Libman Education announced plans to offer the 2020 edition of the #1 best-selling authoritative CDI Pocket Guide by Pinson & Tang. Now in its 13th edition, CDI Pocket Guide is the original and still regarded as the best resource for clinical documentation integrity.

In a joint statement, Susan Pepple, President of Libman Education, and Dr. Richard Pinson and Cynthia Tang, authors of the CDI Pocket Guide, announced that the goal of the joint effort was to improve documentation accuracy and CDI productivity by providing a comprehensive reference tool for use by coders, CDI professionals, and providers.

“Libman Education is pleased to partner with Pinson & Tang, and offer their CDI Pocket Guide suite of products,” said Susan Pepple, President of Libman Education. “While it is an ideal tool for those new to CDI, we know that many have depended on the CDI Pocket Guide for over thirteen years for good reason: it is an authoritative source of information for coders, CDIS, and providers who are responsible for the integrity of the clinical documentation at their organization.”

Offered as the classic spiral-bound format sized to literally “fit in your pocket,” the CDI Pocket Guide provides instant access to definitions, clinical criteria, terms to use or to avoid, and other critical information on the 55 diagnostic categories that account for 95% of all documentation improvement opportunities.

According to Dr. Richard D. Pinson, FACP, CCS, co-author of the CDI Pocket Guide, “The CDI Pocket Guide is simple and easy-to-use but contains exactly the information needed to ensure the completeness, consistency, organization, and accuracy of the documentation in the medical record. The result is documentation you can count on to truly reflect the physician’s clinical judgment and medical decision-making.”

“For those who feel they have been ‘spinning their wheels’ our CDI Pocket Guide is the tool you need to approach the CDI function in an organized and rigorous manner,” said Cynthia L. Tang, RHIA, CCS, co-author of the CDI Pocket Guide. “By focusing on the diagnoses that provide the greatest opportunity, the efficiency and effectiveness of the entire clinical documentation integrity effort can be improved.”

For more information on the CDI Pocket Guide, see or call 978-369-7180

About Pinson & Tang:

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. Dr. Pinson’s 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.

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. Cynthia’s 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.

About Libman Education
For over a decade, Libman Education has been recognized as the trusted resource providing workforce-ready training on Health Information Management and Medical Record Coding for individual HIM professionals and their employers.

Libman Education offers a catalog of over 60 proprietary online training titles as well as courses written by other education providers carefully selected and curated to be the best. Over 12,000 individuals enroll annually in Libman Education’s WebinarPlus™ self-paced online courses written by leading industry experts.

Our focus is on coding from beginner to advanced (ICD-10-CM, ICD-10-PCS, CPT), as well as coding credential prep (both AHIMA and AAPC), and other topics where in-depth specialized knowledge of relevant coding systems and their application is essential (Auditing, CDI, HIPAA, Reimbursement, Interventional Radiology & Cardiovascular Surgery, Long Term Acute Care, Skilled Nursing Facilities, and Pediatrics).

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Libman Education
Libman Education Inc. is a leading provider of training for the health care workforce offering self-paced and instructor-led online courses designed and developed by leading industry experts in Health Information Management (HIM) and Medical Record Coding. Our courses are specifically designed to improve individual skills and increase the efficiencies and competencies of health care providers and institutions. At Libman Education, we understand the needs and challenges of a well-trained workforce and offer the right-mix of online education to ensure that the health care professionals are prepared to meet the challenges of the changing workplace.

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