Coding for severe sepsis and septic shock is a complex, highly nuanced skill that has wide implications for generating data to support the effort to reduce mortality from sepsis. Too often, coding is not clinically congruent with the incidence or severity of sepsis, in turn, providing misleading reports on the metrics of an institution’s patient population.
The Society of Critical Care Medicine’s (SCCM) webcast, Sepsis: Impact of Coding Upon Metrics, will take place on July 11, 2013, at 2 p.m. Central Time. Paul Evans, RHIA, CCS, CCDS, CCS-P, will provide insight into how actions by all members of the sepsis team affect the generation of valuable data from coding. Topics to be covered include:
- Requirements by physicians that support accurate data collection
- Impact of key terms on risk-adjusted mortality data
- How sepsis should be coded
- Tips to support sepsis coding
This event, part of SCCM’s Surviving Sepsis Campaign (SSC) webcast series, provides strategies for successful application of the SSC guidelines. An initiative of the European Society of Intensive Care Medicine (ESICM) and SCCM, the SSC aims to improve the management, diagnosis and treatment of sepsis in order to reduce its high mortality rate.
Programs are supported by the Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation: