The Essential
CDI Pocket Guide

Keep vital information at your fingertips with the best selling CDI Pocket Guide now for ICD-10-AM and AR-DRGs.  Everything you need to know to achieve excellence in clinical documentation, coding and DRG assignment.





Benefits of CDI Pocket Guide

Keep your coding and CDI practice up to date with the latest release of the essential CDI Pocket Guide ICD-10-AM by Jenny Fitzpatrick, Sam Heynemann, Dr. Richard Pinson and Cynthia Tang.


Proven Value

For over 13 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.


KEEP Up To Date

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

Easy to Use

The CDI Pocket Guide is “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

As the field of CDI has emerged in Australia, Jenny Fitzpatrick and Sam Heynemann of the Uplift Group recognised the need for a resource for the Australian context. When they found the original CDI Pocket Guide™, they reached out to Cynthia and Richard, and together these four seasoned experts created the CDI Pocket Guide™ for ICD-10-AM and AR-DRGs.

Jenny Fitzpatrick

BAppSc (HIM)

Uplift Group Director, Jenny Fitzpatrick, has maintained an active presence across Victorian hospitals for twenty years as a qualified Health Information Manager. She is also a proud member of the Health Information Management Association of Australia (HIMAA).

Jenny’s professional experience and expert knowledge of clinical coding, casemix analysis, and Health Information Management have supported both private and public healthcare organisations to ensure high-quality revenue integrity and clinical coding practices.

A major part of Jenny’s career comprises of providing senior leadership across high performing Health Information Management departments in several organisations. She has facilitated a learning and development culture that attracts and retains high-quality staff.

Jenny also holds a Certificate of External and Internal Clinical Coding Auditing from La Trobe University. This qualification is held only by a select, experienced number of Health Information Managers who possess advanced knowledge, analysis skills, and reporting aptitudes related to auditing competency. The credentials ensure accuracy of national and state morbidity collections funding, financial justification, and accountability. Her involvement in numerous revenue optimisation projects, clinical coding audits, and clinical documentation improvement initiatives has led to significant revenue uplift across multiple healthcare facilities.

Sam Heynemann

BHlthSc(MedClass) & BHlthInfoMgt

Uplift Group Director, Sam Heynemann, has a strong interest in health classification, casemix analysis, and its application to health care funding. As a qualified Health Information Manager, he has utilised his skills in stakeholder engagement, health classification and casemix funding, data analysis, and reporting. His work has successfully produced comprehensive audit reports and education for both non-clinical and clinical staff and executive teams.

Prior to Uplift, Sam spent several years working as a Clinical Documentation Improvement Specialist. He provided education to relevant hospital personnel on casemix and revenue integrity issues relating to documentation deficiencies in both public and private hospital settings.

Sam successfully facilitated the implementation of a pilot CDI program in Australia’s second-largest private hospital network. He looks forward to sharing his frontline experience in Clinical Documentation Improvement programs and promote the idea of how such programs can be impactful for hospital clinical coding and reimbursement opportunities.

Dr. Richard Pinson


Dr. Richard Pinson is a physician, educator, administrator, and healthcare consultant. He practised 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.

Cynthia Tang

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 travelled 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 optimising reimbursement, ensuring compliance, and improving quality and pay for performance measures.

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