Sepsis: CDI Tools to Clarify Clinical, Coding, and Documentation Requirements
Thursday, June 22, 2017
1:00-3:00 p.m. Eastern
James S. Kennedy, MD, CCS, CDIP, CCDS
Paul Evans, RHIA, CCDS, CCS, CCS-P
Level of Program:
Sepsis. Septic shock. SIRS. Septicemia. Whether you’re new to the coding or CDI specialist profession or have been working in the field for decades, you know that accurately capturing the documentation needed for appropriate code assignment of sepsis-related diagnosis can be tricky—or downright difficult—given the wide variety of definitions physicians use and the rules governing code assignment.
In this webinar, experts James S. Kennedy, MD, CCS, CDIP, CCDS, and Paul Evans, RHIA, CCDS, CCS, CCS-P, break out their dictionaries, dust off their history and rule books, and offer up their clinical acumen to help you decipher documentation improvement opportunities.
At the conclusion of this program, you will be able to:
- Identify and contrast Sepsis-3 definitions, clinical indicators (e.g., SOFA, qSOFA), and supplemental advice from the Surviving Sepsis campaign
- Explain the differences between the Sepsis-2 and Sepsis-3 clinical criteria and terminology
- Incorporate new clinical criteria into existing clinical and coding workflows and processes
- Explain key coding and quality documentation requirements associated with sepsis-related diagnoses
- Compose effective queries related to the new definitions
Who Should Listen?
- CDI specialists
- CDI managers/directors
- HIM managers/directors
- Inpatient coders
- Physician advisors
- Hospital quality staff
- Development of sepsis’ definitions
- Septic shock
- Systemic inflammatory response syndrome (SIRS)
- Sepsis-related organ failure
- Sepsis syndrome
- Surviving Sepsis campaign
- The Third International Consensus Definitions for Sepsis and Septic Shock
- The new definition
- Sequential (Sepsis-Related) Organ Failure Assessment (SOFA) score
- Quick SOFA (qSOFA), bedside screening tool
- Coding and documentation conundrums
- ICD-10-CM Index to Diseases and Injury, Table, and Official Guidelines for Coding and Reporting
- Organ dysfunction “associated with” sepsis
- Audit risks
- Regulatory responses to new definitions
- Surviving Sepsis campaign
- ACDIS Advisory Board
- CMS Hospital Inpatient Quality Reporting (IQR)/National Quality Forum (NQF) severe sepsis and septic shock management bundle
- Collaborative responses
- Process and procedure revision
- Educational efforts
- Query collaboration and creation
- Sample queries
(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: 06/21/2018)
American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC)
(Nursing contact hours valid for live webcast participant only) - HCPro is accredited as a provider of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation. This educational activity for 1.5 nursing contact hours is provided by HCPro.
(Ability to claim nursing contact hours for this webinar expires on: 06/21/2018)
Meet the Speakers
James S. Kennedy, MD, CCS, CDIP, CCDS, is the president of CDIMD-Physician Champions, a Nashville-based group of physicians, coders, and clinicians engaged nationwide as CDI physician advisors, ICD-10 medical informaticists, and DRG and HCC compliance advocates. His experience includes the private practice of medicine along with successful entrepreneurial healthcare-related business startups in the public and private sector. His expertise includes physician and hospital leadership, healthcare systems improvement, healthcare documentation and coding compliance, and government relations. He previously served on the ACDIS Advisory Board.
Paul Evans, RHIA, CCDS, CCS, CCS-P, is a clinical documentation integrity manager at a large healthcare firm located in California. Evans holds degrees in business administration and healthcare information management. He previously worked as a data quality coordinator, senior internal auditor, a project manager for a national consulting firm, and as the director of various HIM departments. A member of both the American Health Information Management Association and the ACDIS Advisory Board, he has published or contributed to multiple articles regarding quality and data management and has been a featured speaker for various educational seminars.
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