Sepsis: CDI Tools to Clarify Clinical, Coding, and Documentation Requirements

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Sepsis: CDI Tools to Clarify Clinical, Coding, and Documentation Requirements - On-Demand

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Presented on:
Thursday, June 22, 2017

Presented by:
James S. Kennedy, MD, CCS, CDIP, CCDS 
Paul Evans, RHIA, CCDS, CCS, CCS-P 

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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 
    • Sepsis 
    • Septic shock 
    • Systemic inflammatory response syndrome (SIRS) 
    • Sepsis-related organ failure 
    • Septicemia 
    • Sepsis syndrome 
    • Bacteremia 
    • 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 
    • 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 

Continuing Education

(Live + On Demand) - This program has been approved for 2 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 Health Information Management Association (AHIMA)
(Live + On Demand) - This program has been approved for 2.0 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: 6/21/18)

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. 

Webinar system requirements and program materials: 

To fully benefit from the webcast 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 $299 value! 

Participation in the webinar is just $299 per site. All materials must be retrieved from the Internet. 

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