Acute Kidney Injury: Recognize Clinical Criteria for Proper Documentation, Coding - On-Demand

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Presented on:
Thursday, March 2, 2017

Presented by:
Jonathan LaFleur, BSN, RN, CCS
Kimberly Janet Carr, RHIT, CCS, CDIP, CCDS


Level of Program:

Thorough knowledge of clinical criteria and documentation needs is imperative to code kidney injuries. Several major criteria sets can be used to define acute kidney injury (AKI) or acute renal failure (ARF), making the coder’s job more difficult. The complexity of the disease process, combined with varying metrics and scattered documentation, creates an environment ripe for denials.

Join expert speakers Jonathan LaFleur, BSN, RN, CCS, and Kimberly Janet Carr, RHIT, CCS, CDIP, CCDS, as they review the anatomy and physiology of the kidney, as well as documentation and coding requirements. The speakers will help listeners define AKI and ARF, recognize their fundamental metrics, and review real-life case studies so the audience can see the impact of an AKI/ARF denial on an organization.

At the conclusion of this program, participants will be able to: 

  • Define the clinical hallmarks of AKI/ARF 
  • Describe the fundamental metrics for AKI/ARF 
  • Determine the impact of an AKI/ARF denial on their organization 

Who Should Listen? 

  • Coders 
  • CDI specialists 
  • Physicians 
  • Analysts 
  • Denials/appeals management 
  • Revenue cycle managers 
  • Utilization management staff 


  • Acute kidney injury (AKI) and acute renal failure (ARF) 
    • Definitions of these terms 
    • Anatomy and physiology of the kidney 
    • Signs and symptoms 
  • Criteria sets for AKI/ARF 
    • RIFLE criteria 
    • AKIN classifications 
    • KDIGO criteria 
  • ICD-10 considerations 
    • DRG impact 
    • Coding Clinic and guidelines 
    • Excludes notes and codes 
  • Documentation considerations 
    • Common errors 
    • Physician documentation 
  • Denials and real-world impact 
    • Case studies 
    • Revenue impact 
    • When to query 
  • Live Q&A 

Continuing Education

(Live + On Demand) -This program has the prior approval of AAPC for 1.5 continuing education hours. Granting of prior approval in no way constitutes endorsement by AAPC of the program content or the program sponsor. (Ability to claim CEH’s for this webinar expires on: 2/21/2018)

(Live + On Demand) - This program has been approved for 1.0 continuing education unit for use in fulfilling the continuing education requirements of the American Health Information Management Association (AHIMA). Granting prior approval from AHIMA does not constitute endorsement of the program content or its program sponsor. (Ability to claim CEU’s for this webinar expires on: 02/21/2018)

(Live + On Demand) This program has been approved for 1.5 continuing education unit towards fulfilling the requirements of the Certified Clinical Documentation Specialist (CCDS) certification, offered as a service of the Association of Clinical Documentation Improvement Specialists (ACDIS). (Ability to claim CEU’s for this webcast expire on: 02/21/2018

Meet the Speakers 

Jonathan LaFleur, BSN, RN, CCS, has more than 16 years of healthcare experience, both at the bedside and in HIM. Prior to joining HRS, LaFleur worked in several emergency departments and as a charge nurse in the medical ICU at a Level I teaching hospital. He has since worked in clinical documentation improvement (CDI) as both a CDI specialist and analyst, and he has performed audits for hospitals throughout the country.

Kimberly Janet Carr, RHIT, CCS, CDIP, CCDS, AHIMA-approved ICD-10-CM/PCS trainer, is the clinical documentation director for HRS and has nearly 30 years of HIM experience. Carr’s background includes revenue cycle improvement, coding and compliance, CDI education, and denials management in a variety of provider environments and consultant settings. 

Webinar system requirements and program materials: 

To fully benefit from the webinar experience, please note you will need a computer equipped with the following: 

Browser: Microsoft Internet Explorer 6 or later, Firefox, Chrome, or Safari, with JavaScript enabled 
Internet: 56K or faster Internet connection (high-speed connection recommended) 
Streaming: for audio/video streaming, Adobe Flash plug-in or Safari browser on iOS devices 

Prior to the webinar, you will receive an email with detailed system requirements, your login information, presentation slides, and other materials that you can print and distribute to all attendees at your location. 

No problem. The On-Demand version is now available. Use it as a training tool at your convenience—whenever your new or existing staff need a refresher or need to understand a new concept. Play it once or dozens of times. A $259 value! 

Participation in the webinar is just $259 per site. All materials must be retrieved from the Internet. 

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