Are you in a coding quandary when it comes to sepsis? Are you encountering excessive querying to improve case mix index (CMI) and the over-diagnosing of sepsis?
You're not alone.
Coding and documenting sepsis continues to be one of the single most perplexing issues facing hospitals and health systems nationwide. In fact, sepsis is one of —if not the— most common discharge diagnoses today, accounting for 33 percent of in-hospital deaths and in excess of $6 billion in Medicare costs annually. And adding to the dilemma of sepsis is the Third International Consensus Definitions for Sepsis and Septic Shock (Sepsis-3). Ever since this definition was published in February 2016, hospital systems have continued to face major headaches, especially in the face of the CMS SEP-1 core measures.
Now, help is on the way.
Erica Remer, MD, who has written extensively on the subject of sepsis, will be conducting the seminal sepsis webcast exclusively for ICD10monitor. This webcast will help you understand the condition of sepsis and what to do about documenting, coding, creating internal clinical guidelines, and preventing clinical validation denials.
Why Sepsis is Relevant:
Changes in the definition of sepsis, and the necessity to attend to core measures demand clinicians, clinical documentation integrity specialists, and coders understand the concepts and strive for improved and accurate diagnosis.
From this exclusive ICD10monitor webcast, Dr. Remer will…
- Appraise clinical indicators with regards to diagnosing sepsis
- Compare Sepsis-2 and Sepsis-3
- Create internal clinical guidelines for sepsis
- Compose nonthreatening queries for clinical validation
- Provide information to help you defend against clinical validation denials