Sepsis Coding & Documentation - On-Demand

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Sepsis Coding & Documentation - On-Demand

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Available ON-DEMAND

Presented on:
Thursday, April 29, 2021 

Presented by: Cesar M. Limjoco, MD

Sepsis continues to be one of the most common conditions sparking physician queries for CDI professionals. It causes nearly 300,000 deaths annually, and its conflicting clinical criteria, confusing coding instructions, and convoluted CMS regulations make capturing sepsis documentation critical.

Furthermore, throughout 2020, COVID-19 patients have experienced an immune response called cytokine storm, which in turn may lead to sepsis. So, how should CDI professionals be differentiating sepsis from a regular infection? The whole conflict boils down to this fundamental issue.

During this program, ACDIS Regulatory Committee member and renowned speaker Cesar Limjoco, MD, will walk participants through the various definitions of sepsis and help them create a plan for effective and compliant query practices.

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

  • Explain the third universal definition of sepsis
  • Differentiate between the various sepsis definitions and their uses
  • Identify relevant ICD-10-CM Official Guidelines for Coding and Reporting and AHA Coding Clinic recommendations for correct code assignment
  • Analyze clinical indicators of selected diagnoses to identify query opportunities
  • Incorporate insight from medical staff, quality, coding, and CDI to develop compliant query and denials management strategies


  • Clinical conditions and sepsis-related disease definitions
    • Sepsis 
    • Septic shock 
    • Systemic inflammatory response syndrome (SIRS) 
    • Sepsis-related organ failure 
    • Septicemia 
    • Sepsis syndrome 
    • Bacteremia 
    • Cytokine storm
  • Surviving Sepsis Campaign 
    • The Third International Consensus Definitions for Sepsis and Septic Shock 
    • 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 Injuries, Tabular List, and the Official Guidelines for Coding and Reporting 
    • Organ dysfunction “associated with” sepsis 
    • Audit risks 

Who Should Listen?

  • Inpatient coding staff and managers

  • CDI professionals
  • HIM managers and staff
  • Chargemaster coordinators

Meet the Speaker

Cesar M. Limjoco, MD, is the chief medical officer of T-Medicus LLC. For more than 25 years, Dr. Limjoco has delivered clinical documentation integrity services to hospitals across the country. He has built a solid reputation of integrity and accuracy through a commitment to documentation and coding excellence. A prolific author on clinical documentation and coding, he has presented at national conferences of the Association of Clinical Documentation Integrity Specialists (ACDIS), the AHIMA national conference, and various state and local ACDIS, AHIMA, HFMA, and HCCA events. Dr. Limjoco has also been a guest speaker in national webinars and podcasts. He is an editorial board member for ICD10monitor and a charter member of the ACDIS Regulatory Committee.

Continuing Education

This program has been approved for 1.5 continuing education units towards fulfilling the requirements of the Certified Clinical Documentation Specialist (CCDS) certification and CCDS-O (outpatient) certification, offered as a service of the Association of Clinical Documentation Integrity Specialists (ACDIS).

Live only - This program has been approved for 1.5 continuing education units for use in fulfilling the continuing education requirements of the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation (ANCC).

This educational activity for nursing contact hours is provided by HCPro.

This program has been approved for 1.5 continuing education units for use in fulfilling the continuing education requirements of the American Health Information Management Association (AHIMA).

Ability to claim credits for this webinar expires on: 4/28/22

This program has been approved for 1.5 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).


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 $259 value! 

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

Call your customer service representative toll-free 800-650-6787 or email if you have questions.