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Strategies for Sepsis, Complications and Correct Procedure Capture
Wednesday, October 23, 2019, 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM EDT
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Strategies for Sepsis, Complications and Correct Procedure Capture

 Taking a closer look at diagnoses and procedures impacting sepsis and post procedure infection payments.

Sepsis is a highly scrutinized medical condition that should be identified specifically in terms of the type of sepsis, the etiology of the sepsis if known, and the treatment(s) provided to the patient. Sepsis is most often linked to a localized infection, and or as a complication resulting from a procedure, or as a complication of an injury/trauma. The payments for these acute, high risk sepsis cases will vary widely depending on the type/etiology of the sepsis, and the various procedures that may be performed to diagnose, treat, and or eradicate both the localized and systemic infection. Correct payment, compliant coding, and successful appeals will depend on a complete understanding of the code selections for the sepsis diagnosis, and the precise documentation necessary for the sepsis, infection(s), and the procedures performed on the patient. 1 CEU upon completion.


  1. Review the I-10-CM diagnoses options for sepsis, post-operative sepsis, post-operative shock, and post traumatic sepsis code assignments
  2. Compare MS-DRG and APR-DRG Sepsis DRGs
  3. Identify Frequently performed procedures for sepsis, and sepsis treatment
  4. Examine various I-10-PCS root operations, body parts, and procedural approaches to demonstrate different DRG/APR impacts.

$59 for members
$25 for students
$99 for non-members
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Deborah Gardner-Brown, RHIT, CCS, C-CDI, CDIP, CCDS, CCMSCP, CPMA
Ms. Gardner-Brown is a Subject Matter Expert, Speaker, DRG Dispute Resolution Examiner and experienced Auditor for the acute and outpatient care settings. She is also an AHIMA approved ICD-10- CM/PCS trainer that has developed and presented educational material on several ICD-10-CM/PCS and CDI topics.
Ms. Gardner-Brown has more than 30 years’ experience in both hospital and professional coding, clinical documentation improvement, denials management, and revenue cycle integrity.

Deborah Gardner-Brown is the founder of Sepsis Integrity Review Services, and Principal Consultant for Reimbursement Review Associates, Inc.

Dr. Keith Stokes, MD, C-DAM, CI-CDI, PAC-CDI
Dr. Keith stokes is a board-certified physician with a diverse career that includes experience as a clinic medical director, hospital chief of staff, and hospitalist medical director, consultant and physician advisor.  Dr. Stokes has served as a consultant for numerous hospitals, primarily focused in the areas of utilization management and clinical documentation improvement.
Dr. Stokes acquired DocuComp LLC in April of 2017 and is currently a certified Physician Advisor and a Clinical Documentation Improvement and Integrity