Physicians have struggled with documenting sepsis. CDI Specialists have struggled with querying for it. Coders have struggled with coding it. Now it's a core measure and the coding rules have changed for ICD-10 — what does all of this mean for your hospital?
Learn how the new ICD-10 codes and coding guidelines impact ICD-10 coding and HAC reporting, documentation requirements and core measures and why it is important that coding, CDI and quality collaborate and work together to ensure consistent reported data.
In this webcast we will define Sepsis and discuss CMS's definition. We will then review coding guidelines to ensure listeners understand the specificity demanded for coding sepsis. We will also examine the criteria hospitals must satisfy in order to meet core measure essentials. Our goal is to provide an in-depth look at the topic of sepsis.
From this encore presentation, you will be able to...
- Understand the definitions of sepsis, severe sepsis and septic shock
- Apply the ICD-10 coding guidelines for Sepsis and examine the challenges of the rules changing from ICD-9 to ICD-10
- Describe the basic concept of sepsis as a core measure
- Review why this is frustrating to providers, coders, CDI specialists, and quality