Lessons Learned: How a Definition Defines Sepsis Outcomes - On-Demand

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Lessons Learned: How a Definition Defines Sepsis Outcomes - On-Demand

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Presented on: Wednesday, June 28, 2023

Presented by: Alexis Wells, MSN, RN, LSSYB, CCDS, and Stacia Gandee, RHIA, CCS, CDIP, LSSYB

Sepsis is a complex condition that significantly impacts everything from quality measures to reimbursement—and the focus on this diagnosis continues to grow. During this 60-minute webinar, Alexis Wells, MSN, RN, LSSYB, CCDS, and Stacia Gandee, RHIA, CCS, CDIP, LSSYB, will discuss the struggle with defining sepsis at an organization and how a definition can impact quality measures and public reporting of outcomes.

Join them for a thorough discussion of strategies identified during their journey and learn how you can play a role in defining sepsis at your organization.

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

  • Explain the key differences between the sepsis-2 and sepsis-3 definitions
  • Describe the quality measures associated with sepsis
  • Evaluate their organization’s data to see how their definitions affect quality performance


  • Review the differing definitions of sepsis
  • The struggles and pitfalls of each definition on sepsis performance
    • Review the quality measures focused on sepsis
  • Three platforms where sepsis performance is publicly reported
    • Strategies to create a balance for managing denials as well as SEP-1 performance
  • Data is power: Use it to get involved!

Who Should Listen?

  • CDI directors and managers
  • CDI staff
  • HIM/coding directors and managers
  • Coding staff
  • Revenue integrity directors and managers
  • Revenue integrity staff
  • Denials and appeals staff
  • Quality professionals.

Meet the Speakers

Alexis WellsAlexis Wells, MSN, RN, LSSYB, CCDS, has been a registered nurse since 2008 working in various areas including multiple areas of critical care, telemetry, bone marrow transplant unit, and home hospice, which provided a well-rounded foundation when she became a Clinical Documentation Specialist (CDS) in 2015. In 2018, Alexis moved to take on a role as a CDI Quality Assurance Auditor and in December 2021, Alexis transitioned to a new role as a Quality Educator, providing education across the hospital on various topics related to quality performance and patient outcomes. Alexis serves on the sepsis committee at the local and community level and advocates for making it easy to do the right thing.

Stacia GandeeStacia Gandee, RHIA, CCS, CDIP, LSSYB, has been a clinical documentation specialist (CDS) since February 2017 and was quickly promoted to the specialized role of Clinical Validation CDS in 2019, and transitioned to the manager role in 2020. Prior to this, she has worked as a coder as well as a contract coding consultant. Stacia is a member of the sepsis committee and has attended national conferences to ensure her CDI Program is optimizing impact in patient care, documentation, and coding of sepsis. Stacia brings ambition, knowledge, and coding expertize that is instrumental to organization-wide change in practice as it relates to the integrity of clinical documentation and coding.

Continuing Education

This program has been approved for 1 continuing education units towards fulfilling the requirements of the Certified Clinical Documentation Specialist certification, offered as a service of the Association of Clinical Documentation Integrity Specialists (ACDIS).

Ability to claim this credits expires: 6/27/2024

This program has been approved for 1 continuing education unit(s) (CEUs) for use in fulfilling the continuing education requirements of the American Health Information Management Association (AHIMA). Granting of Approved CEUs from AHIMA does not constitute endorsement of the program content or its program provider.

Ability to claim credits for this webinar expires on: 6/26/2024

This program has been approved for 1 continuing education units towards fulfilling the requirements of the Certification in Healthcare Revenue Integrity (CHRI), offered as a service of the National Association of Healthcare Revenue Integrity (NAHRI). 

Ability to claim this credits expires: 6/27/2024

HCPro is accredited as a provider of nursing continuing professional development by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation.

1 contact hours for nurses are available for this activity.

Ability to claim this credits expires: 6/27/2024


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 or Edge, Firefox, Chrome, or Safari, with JavaScript enabled 
Internet: Internet connection (high-speed connection recommended) 
Streaming: Access audio/video streaming from any browser on a computer, mobile, or tablet device

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 will be 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 $229 value! 

Participation in the webinar is just $229 per site. All materials must be retrieved from the Internet.

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