Get Comfy with SOFA and Sepsis

Sepsis is a multifactorial disease that can originate from many pathways. It seems to cause considerable confusion amongst coders and often leads us to queries due to a lack of clear documentation. Its symptoms can go from bad to worse in a very short time. One of the areas which adds confusion for coders when reporting sepsis is the SOFA score – often used by providers to determine severity of sepsis and the risk of mortality. Between our sepsis coding rules and the often confusing documentation of sepsis and sofa scores there seems to be a disconnect for many when reporting sepsis. Please join us for our presentation on Sepsis and Sofa Scores where we will help you connect the dots between sepsis, Sofa scores and coding.

Topics include:
-An overview of the typical sepsis presentation and progression
-Documentation Requirements, including SOFA
-Guidance for correct reporting and query reduction

Attend this session to learn to:

  • Utilize learned information to make logical decisions regarding coding and querying for sepsis;
  • Understand the purpose and use of SOFA scores in the clinical setting and apply this knowledge when reporting for sepsis;
  • Describe key ICD-10 guidelines and coding clinic guidance specific to coding for sepsis and apply this knowledge in their own provider’s claims
This course presented by Paula Digby

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