Introducing the 2022 ACDIS Pocket Guide & ACDIS PRO!

To stay ahead of the changing environment, ACDIS strives for continuous innovation and improvement. We are proud to offer both the 2022 ACDIS Pocket Guide, our traditional spiral-bound CDI resource, and ACDIS PRO, our new electronic reference tool that contains all of the information you're accustomed to viewing in the ACDIS Pocket Guide (and more!) in a customizable online resource. Learn more below!  

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2022 ACDIS Pocket Guide


Conditions covered in the 2022 ACDIS Pocket Guide are organized by their Major Diagnostic Category (MDC), and then in alphabetical order. Each diagnosis listed is accompanied by a detailed clinical definition of the condition; clinical indicators that support the presenting condition, including diagnostic criteria and treatment protocols; ICD-10-CM chapter-specific documentation requirements, including the latest coding clinic guidance specific to the condition; CDI critical thinking tips; provider-focused education advice related to the diagnoses; and references and resources for additional information. The majority of the pocket guide is dedicated to clinical validation and diagnostic definitions, which includes an expansive listing of diagnoses significant to CDI practice.

The 2022 ACDIS Pocket Guide offers the latest information CDI professionals need to know including:

  • Fiscal Year (FY) 2022 guidelines
  • AHA 2021 Coding Clinic guidance
  • COVID-19-related updates
  • New provider tips from James Manz, MD, CCDS-O of Mayo Clinic
  • Updated MS-DRG table
  • Addition of severity of illness values for comorbid conditions offering impact
  • 80+ conditions including:
    • New listings for critical illness myopathy, pulmonary embolism, lactic acidosis, and more
    • Updates to listings such as heart failure, malnutrition, social determinants of health, and more






 ACDIS PRO provides ALL the amazing information CDI professionals have come to rely on from the ACDIS Pocket Guide, but the PRO experience extends well beyond the traditional print book.This game-changing online tool provides CDI professionals with the latest clinical definitions, diagnostic criteria, treatment protocols, coding considerations, and critical thinking tips, all at their fingertips.

  • Find it faster and increase producitivty: Search by clinical condition, ICD-10 code group, or MDC category to locate the guidance you need in less than a second. Our smart search also allows you to search clinical conditions by their acronyms and synonyms!
  • Ensure accuracy and minimize denial risk: Updated in real-time, get the latest expert and official guidance you need to ensure accuracy and compliance. Once you look up your clinical condition, you’ll receive all the guidance related to the condition – including a detailed clinical definition, diagnostic criteria and treatment protocols, ICD-10-CM chapter-specific documentation requirements, CDI critical thinking tips and more.
  • Make it your own: Customization capabilities allow you to bookmark frequently viewed conditions and create notes and reminders that only you can see when you log in. ACDIS PRO personalization capabilities allow for quick and easy use based on your specific needs.

ACDIS PRO is the perfect tool for facilities and CDI departments interested in ensuring compliance and increasing efficiency across their entire team. Use ACDIS PRO as a consistent, reliable, single point of guidance and best practices for your entire team. ACDIS PRO facility administrators also have the ability to send out team-wide notes, reminders, and specific facility best practices. This coupled with individual user’s ability to personalize their own experience makes for the perfect tool for all. To request a demo or more info, click here




Meet the Authors

Laurie Prescott, RN, MSN, CCDS, CCDS-O, CDIP, CRC

Prescott is the interim ACDIS Director and CDI education director with HCPro. She is also the author of the CDI Specialist’s Complete Training Guide. She is a graduate of the University of Vermont School of Nursing and has worked at a variety of organizations, including academic, large, and small community hospitals. Her experience includes various nursing roles—as manager in the areas of medical/surgical, ICU, PACU, and endoscopy—and specialization as a compliance officer.


Dr. James Manz, MD

Dr. Manz is a neurosurgery specialist in Eau Claire, WI. Dr. Manz completed a residency at Medical College of Wisconsin. He currently practices at Mayo Clinic Health Systems - Eau Claire. Dr. Manz is board-certified in Orthopedic Surgery.