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Shore up the clinical validation of sepsis

Alba Kuqi, MD, MSHIM, CDIP, CCS, CCDS, CRCR, CICA, CSMC, RHIA, CCM, says that when reporting sepsis in ICD-10-CM, it’s important that evidence of sepsis is found throughout the body of a patient’s medical record. A clinical validity query may be necessary if the provider confirms the diagnosis of sepsis, but clinical evidence is lacking in the documentation.

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