Dr. Erica Remer is back to explain the concept of sepsis, to empower you with the tools to recognize appropriate clinical indicators, the ability to be a crucial piece of the solution to standardizing sepsis clinical practice including documentation, coding and ultimately preventing costly denials and impacts to quality metrics.
Sepsis is the chameleon of diseases. It’s easily mistaken for other diseases and very often not coded correctly. Yet, it is one of the most common discharge MS-DRG diagnoses and costs Medicare over 6 billion dollars annually. Today, despite webinars, lectures and classes, many providers, CDISs and coders continue to struggle with documentation, clinical indicators, and the ever-looming threat of clinical validation denials and resource-consuming appeals.
During this ICD10monitor webcast, clinical documentation integrity expert, Dr. Erica Remer, clearly explains the concept of sepsis, and empowers you with the tools to recognize appropriate clinical indicators and the ability to be a crucial piece of the solution to standardizing sepsis clinical practice, documentation, and coding. You’ll learn what pitfalls in documentation can lead to denials, and how to encourage providers in proactively supporting the diagnosis of sepsis to avoid clinical validation questions.
Sepsis is a high-volume, high-value condition which can impact quality metrics and cost organizations exponentially in resources in appealing denials. Provider documentation must support the diagnosis, and coders and clinical documentation integrity professionals (CDISs) must ensure that the diagnosis is picked up when the condition is present and get clarification if the diagnosis is not supported by clinical indicators.
Clinical documentation integrity specialist (CDISs), coders, physician advisors and champions, quality professionals