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Product of the week: Resolve Sepsis Coding and Documentation Problems

HIM-HIPAA Insider, September 29, 2014

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Do you understand the clinical indicators of a diagnosis of sepsis? What do you do when the physician documents sepsis, but the patient is clearly not septic? Make the wrong choice and you could face take-backs by a Recovery Auditor. Or when the patient clearly has sepsis and it not documented at all? Missing this can have fatal outcomes.
Over-identifying sepsis and failing to code sepsis when it is present are just two of the problems facilities face when it comes to correctly reporting sepsis, septicemia, urosepsis, and SIRS. ICD-10-CM will introduce some additional challenges.
Expert speakers Gloryanne Bryant, BS, RHIA, CDIP, CCS, CCDS, AHIMA-Approved ICD-10-CM/PCS Trainer, and Robert S. Gold, MD, will review sepsis clinical information as well as the ICD-10-CM guidelines for coding sepsis. In addition, they will outline regulatory risks and offer best practices for coding and documentation for both ICD-9-CM and ICD-10-CM, including physician queries.
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