The Surviving Sepsis Campaign recently released a 2021 update to guidelines for the care of patients with sepsis. The updated guidelines emphasize the difficulties with treating patients who are experiencing long-term effects of sepsis.
Hospitals often put significant thought, time, and energy into hiring new team members, and while coding and CDI managers can have the best possible staff, if they don’t feel appreciated, the odds of them staying with the company long term are low.
In this article, Alba Kuqi, MD, CICA, CCS, CDIP, CCDS, CRCR, CSMC, MSHIM, RHIA , breaks down a clinical scenario and corresponding query so inpatient coders and CDI specialists can better work to ensure proper reporting and reimbursement for diagnoses related to acute tubular necrosis (ATN).
In part two of this two-part series, Audrey Howard, RHIA, covers fiscal year (FY) 2022 updates to ICD-10-PCS reporting for spinal procedures, specificity updates to the ICD-10-CM official coding guidelines, and modified MS-DRG logic for type 2 myocardial infarctions. Note : To access this free article, make sure you first register here if you do not have a paid subscription.