Acute Kidney Injury and Acute Renal Failure: 2018 Coding, Criteria, and Classifications

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Acute Kidney Injury and Acute Renal Failure: 2018 Coding, Criteria, and Classifications

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Acute Kidney Injury and Acute Renal Failure: 2018 Coding, Criteria, and Classifications

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Presented on:
Wednesday, April 25, 2018
1:00-2:30 p.m. Eastern

Presented by:
Sarah Humbert, RHIA
Temeka Davis, RHIT

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Detailed knowledge of clinical criteria and documentation needs is imperative for accurately reporting acute kidney injury (AKI) and acute renal failure (ARF). The complexity of AKI and ARF, differentiating between chronic and acute AKI/ARF, frequent gaps in documentation, and overall lack of clinical criteria knowledge make the coder’s job more difficult. In addition, the confusion surrounding RIFLE, AKIN, and KDIGO classifications, combined with the frequent changes and updates to ICD-10-CM, can lead to recurrent denials.

Join expert speakers Sarah Humbert, RHIA, and Temeka Davis, RHIT, for this 90-minute webinar as they discuss the recent ICD-10-CM coding changes and challenges for reporting AKI/ARF. The speakers will explain clinical details of AKI/ARF, as well as the documentation necessary to meet coding guideline requirements for these conditions. Humbert and Davis will also identify opportunities to improve documentation, and help listeners recognize when a query is needed for clarification and accurate code assignment. The webinar will conclude with a live Q&A featuring listener-submitted questions.

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

  • Assign the 2018 ICD-10-CM codes for AKI and ARF
  • Identify common treatments for AKI and ARF
  • Recognize complications associated with AKI and ARF
  • Explain what documentation is necessary to meet coding guideline requirements for AKI and ARF
  • Present pertinent coding and clinical documentation guidelines for AKI and ARF to providers, coders, and CDI staff
  • Identify opportunities to improve documentation
  • Recognize when a query is needed for clarification and accurate code assignment of AKI and ARF

Who Should Listen?

  • Coding staff and managers
  • CDI specialists
  • Physicians
  • Auditors
  • Denials/appeals staff and managers
  • Revenue cycle staff and managers
  • Utilization review staff
  • Revenue integrity staff


  • AKI/ARF clinical overview
    • Definitions
    • Clinical indicators
    • Treatments
  • Clinical terminology review
    • Terminology typically found in physician documentation to represent AKI/ARF
    • Documentation required for accurate reporting
  • Coding for complications and other related conditions
    • Chronic vs. acute AKI/ARF
    • When to query
  • ICD-10-CM Official Guidelines for Coding and Reporting related to AKI and ARF
    • Principal diagnosis selection
    • Sequencing
  • Live Q&A


  • Query template for AKI and ARF

Continuing Education

Association of Clinical Documentation Improvement Specialists (ACDIS/CCDS)
(Live + On Demand) - This program has been approved for 1.5 continuing education units 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 webinar expires on: 04/24/2019)

Meet the Speaker

Sarah Humbert, RHIA

Sarah Humbert, RHIA, AHIMA-certified ICD-10-CM/PCS trainer, is coding and compliance manager for KIWI-TEK, LLC. Humbert attended Indiana University and obtained her bachelor’s degree in health information management (HIM). She has been with KIWI-TEK for 10 years in a variety of coding management positions. Currently, she oversees education, compliance, and quality for coders, coding managers, and auditors. Prior to joining KIWI-TEK, Humbert worked in a variety of HIM positions for Healthcare Excel, Med Focus, Eli Lilly, and St. Vincent’s Health System. 

Temeka Davis, RHIT

Temeka Davis, RHIT, is coding manager at KIWI-TEK, LLC. Davis attended the University of Alabama at Birmingham as well as Walker College, achieving an associate‘s degree in applied science and a Certificate in Health Information Management. She has over 20 years of coding experience, with expertise in a wide range of coding specialties. Davis has been with KIWI-TEK for nine years and has served in a variety of coding and management positions. Her current role as a coding manager also includes coder education, auditing, and assistance with revenue cycle functions. Prior to KIWI-TEK, Davis worked in HIM positions for UAB Hospital and St. Vincent’s Health System.

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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