What We Do

Empowering healthcare professionals with the confidence, knowledge, and skills they need to excel and make a difference.

We provide trusted, clear, and consistent teaching and resources for coding specialists, CDI specialists, and physician advisors. By bringing simplicity to complex concepts we arm you with the authoritative, essential information you need to know on a daily basis, so that you feel more confident and more capable.

In other words: we’re here to make your life easier.  Because your work is important, but so is your sanity.

Updated every year, our succinct yet powerful resource, The CDI Pocket Guide enhances diagnosis accuracy, enables teams to work together more efficiently, minimizes inconsistencies, improves documentation, and boosts hospital revenue. 

No longer is it necessary to pay exorbitant amounts of money to be consulted on excessive, unnecessary information. And instead? Get access to the vital information you need every day—right in your pocket.


About Us:  Pinson & Tang


We’ve spent the last two decades designing effective, efficient, sustainable programs that empower people to do their jobs better (and happier) and create real results for hospitals.

We’re extremely proud of the impact that our clinical documentation improvement programs have had on both documentation accuracy as well as financial performance.

But who are “we,” exactly?

We’re Dr. Richard Pinson and Cynthia Tang, and we think we make a pretty great team. Dr. Pinson has spent 20 years as an emergency medicine physician; he’s board certified in internal medicine and emergency medicine, and an incredibly gifted teacher.  Cynthia Tang has spent her career building documentation improvement programs; she’s intimate with coding and spent many years consulting for hundreds of hospitals (where she met Dr. Pinson).

After consulting together for several years, we co-authored the best-selling CDI Pocket Guide, now in its 10th edition—a comprehensive CDI resource tool for coding professionals, clinical documentation specialists, and physician advisors, which is now available as an Adobe eBook and mobile application, CDI+PG for Apple devices.

This pocket guide was truly our aha moment. We realized that the idea of huge, 3-inch binders full of unnecessary information was not the answer, so together we were able to distill down the most important pieces, how to apply them, common issues one might run into. And we’ve been privileged to watch this guide change the way many specialists—and hospitals—work.

We’re also the authors of the innovative CDI for the Clinician™ e-learning solution for physician education and we certainly look forward to what we come up with next.

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