Did you know sepsis is the most common discharge MS-DRG diagnosis? And that it accounts for one in three inpatient deaths? Yet, as prevalent as it is, sepsis is widely misunderstood in the medical community. Adding to this confusion, the official definition of sepsis changed in 2016 from systemic inflammatory response syndrome (SIRS) to a life-threatening organ dysfunction caused by a dysregulated host response to infection. The net result has been a high rate of denied claims due to inaccurate ICD-10-CM coding and/or documentation deficiencies. In addition, providers are expending significant resources to appeal these denials.
We invite you to spend an hour with Dr. Erica Remer, who will demystify many aspects of sepsis in this ICD10monitor webcast, including what sepsis really is; how to recognize its clinical indicators; and how to obtain documentation that supports its diagnosis. You'll also gain a clearer understanding of which COVID-19 patients are likely to have sepsis.
Why This is Relevant:
Diagnosing and treating sepsis constitute a massive expenditure of healthcare dollars in the U.S. — Medicare alone pays out an estimated $6 billion annually for sepsis care. But your facility won't realize its full revenue potential with repeated claim denials attributable to substandard clinical practices, documentation and/or coding. Especially during these financially challenging times, it's imperative to ensure that your sepsis coding and documentation satisfy the demands of payers.
- Understand the most current sepsis definition
- Identify potential sepsis from clinical indicators
- Assess the clinical validity of documented sepsis
- Learn how to compose effective sepsis queries
- Gain key elements of a plan to prevent sepsis claim denials
Who Should Attend:
This webcast will be most relevant to physician advisors and champions, clinical documentation integrity (CDI) specialists, inpatient coders, coding educators, and health information management directors, managers and professionals.
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