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Sepsis: Resolving Documentation & Coding Conflicts Through CDI


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Presented on:
Thursday, July 19, 2018
1:00-3:00 p.m. Eastern

Presented by:
Cesar M. Limjoco, MD
Shelly McBrayer, BSN, RN, CCM, CCDS

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Coding for sepsis and sepsis-related conditions has always caused consternation. With the new clinical definitions released in 2016, and the coding rules that govern assignment for these critical conditions still shifting, it’s more complicated than ever to query for clarification and final code assignment. In light of the new developments in clinical criteria for sepsis and sepsis-related diseases, CDI professionals need to work ever more collaboratively with coders and physicians to ensure proper documentation and avoid claims denials.

In this extended webinar, CDI experts Cesar M. Limjoco, MD, and Shelly McBrayer, BSN, RN, CCM, CCDS, will help participants understand sepsis pathophysiology as well as the coding concerns related to sepsis documentation. Attendees will also learn how the team at Chesapeake Regional Healthcare in Virginia tackled their query and documentation concerns, getting specific techniques to bring back to their facilities.

At the conclusion of this program, participants will be able to:
- Understand sepsis pathophysiology
- Differentiate between bloodstream infection and sepsis
- Describe the difference between organ dysfunction and failure
- Clarify sepsis vs. severe sepsis conditions
- Assist in sepsis denials management
- Explain coding regulations related to sepsis-type conditions