Sepsis Week - September 13-17, 2021

Join OHIMA in discussing sepsis all week long!  Every day of the week of September 13-17, 2021 - OHIMA will offer something special about sepsis. Mark your calendar now and sign up below!   

Monday, September 13, 2021
Sepsis Webinar by Erica Remer, MD, CCDS

Sepsis is one of the most common MS-DRG diagnoses and accounts for one out of every three inpatient deaths. Despite a standard definition of "life-threatening organ dysfunction due to dysregulated host response to infection," there is still great variability in how clinicians make the diagnosis and document patient encounters. Dr. Erica Remer will simplify the concepts, using case-based examples, and will give tricks and tips as to how to recognize sepsis, how to get clinicians to document it to support accurate coding, and how to perform clinical validation. The ultimate consequence of accurate sepsis diagnosing, documenting, and coding is to optimize quality metrics, reimbursement, and denials management.

$25 Members / $35 Non-Members | 1 AHIMA CEU 

Tuesday, September 14, 2021
Sepsis Education and Denial Prevention & the CDI Tip Sheet Blog Article by Kim Baumgartner, RN, BSN, CCDS
Watch the OHIMA Blog for this article to be posted on Tuesday! 

Wednesday, September 15, 2021
Couch Chat about Sepsis 
Join OHIMA's  "Couch Chat" on Wednesday, September 15th from 1:00 - 2:00 PM!  This event will be an interactive discussion on Zoom about sepsis. Participants will be able to listen, share their experiences and learn from each other. 

**Free for OHIMA Members!** 

Thursday, September 16, 2021
Sepsis Coding Hurdles: Clearing the Jump Webinar by Marquita Rawlins, RHIA, CCS

Sepsis continues to be a challenge for coding professionals. This presentation will discuss documentation gaps, clinical indicators of sepsis, and official coding guidance on assigning diagnosis code for sepsis. Objectives to be discussed include: Identify and define sepsis, septicemia, bacteremia, and SIRS; Apply and assign the correct ICD-10-CM codes in accordance with Official Guidelines for Coding and Reporting; Discuss documentation deficiencies and provide helpful tips when writing queries; Identify clinical indicators of sepsis and the importance of developing a strong working relationship between HIM coders and CDI professionals. Case scenarios and examples will be provided to provide a greater understanding.

$25 Members / $35 Non-Members | 1 AHIMA CEU 

Friday, September 17, 2021
Sepsis: It Takes a Village Blog Article by Dianna Foley, RHIA, CHPS, CCS, CDIP
Watch the OHIMA Blog for this article to be posted on Friday!