Sepsis Coding and Documentation: Case Studies to Prevent Common Mistakes
AUDIO CONFERENCE ON CD OR AUDIO ON-DEMAND
Sponsored by Briefings on Coding Compliance Strategies
presented on February 19, 2010
Sepsis continues to create considerable confusion for coders and clinical documentation specialists. Our expert speakers discuss sepsis from a clinical perspective, address common documentation challenges, and explain proper application of coding guidelines. They include clinical scenarios to demonstrate common errors, and provide the correct codes and the rationale for each example.
This is an intermediate-level program. Participants should have a basic knowledge of coding guidelines for infectious diseases.
At the conclusion of this audio conference, you will be able to:
- Explain the difference between sepsis and systemic inflammatory response syndrome
- Describe the rules for sequencing codes for sepsis and co-existing conditions
- Choose the appropriate principal diagnosis for patients with sepsis
- Determine when to query physicians regarding presence of sepsis
- Conflicting criteria
- Historical context
- Coding challenges
- Clinical insight
- The quality measure effects of proper capture of sepsis and severe sepsis
- RAC initiative and compliance
- Auditing for higher weighted DRGs with short lengths of stay
- Correct coding for clinical scenarios
- Severe sepsis
MEET THE SPEAKERS
Robert S. Gold, MD, is founder and CEO of DCBA, Inc., in Atlanta, GA, a consulting firm that provides physician-to-physician education programs in clinical documentation improvement, which includes the training pf CDI specialists to perform concurrent review and of HIM professionals to understand the clinical aspects of diseases and procedures to which they assign codes. Dr. Gold writes Clinically Speaking for Briefings on Coding Compliance Strategies and Minute for the Medical Staff for Medical Records Briefing.
Jennifer Avery, CCS, CPC-H, CPC, CPC-I, is a senior regulatory specialist with HCPro, Inc. and serves as a lead instructor for the company's Certified Coder Boot Camp®—Original Version (covers physician and outpatient hospital coding) as well as the Certified Coder Boot Camp®—Inpatient Version (inpatient hospital facility coding).
WHO SHOULD LISTEN?
Coders, coding managers, clinical documentation improvement specialists, case managers/utilization review, coding auditors, physicians and PAs, nurse practitioners, compliance officers, and RAC team members
This program has prior approval of the American Academy of Professional Coders for 1.5 Continuing Education Units. Granting of this approval in no way constitutes endorsement by the Academy of the program, content or the program sponsor. Credit expires 12/31.2010.
Program materials are provided with PDF links.
In addition to the regular purchase options for HCPro audio conferences, we are pleased to offer another option, audio on-demand. Audio on-demand allows you to download the program and play it back at your convenience through your computer or MP3 player. Purchase a CD or audio on-demand of the program and listen when you can. It's also a perfect training tool for new staff or as a refresher for veteran staff.
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