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AI Talk: SCOTUS ruling and algorithms in clinical medicine

July 19, 2021 / By V. “Juggy” Jagannathan, PhD

SCOTUS ruling The Supreme Court of the United States (SCOTUS) recently dealt a blow to the American Hospital Association (AHA). What was the bone of contention? The AHA contended that […]

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Article: Telling the whole COVID-19 story in ICD-10-CM: Capturing the inflammatory response

With Cheryl Manchenton, RN, Beth Wolf, MD, Audrey Howard, RHIA

Cheryl Manchenton, RN, BSN, Beth Wolf, MD, CCDS, CPC, and Audrey Howard, RHIA, review ICD-10-CM coding for cytokine release syndrome, sepsis, and multisystem inflammatory syndrome related to COVID-19.

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Article: Fight until the very end: Sepsis denials

How well is your organization navigating the two different sets of sepsis criteria? Krysten Brooks, 3M senior health care performance advisor, discusses documentation and coding best practices to prevent sepsis […]

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What to choose for the principal diagnosis (Is there a choice?)

June 26, 2020 / By Audrey Howard, RHIA

In my opinion, one of the hardest aspects of coding is selecting the principal diagnosis. It is not simply assigning a code to a documented diagnosis. It takes critical thinking […]

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COVID-19 and sepsis coding: New guidelines

April 2, 2020 / By Audrey Howard, RHIA

During a pandemic, healthcare information is gathered, studied, and published rapidly by scientists, epidemiologists and public health experts without the usual processes of review. Our understanding is rapidly evolving and […]

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September is Sepsis Awareness Month

September 13, 2019 / By Pam Banning

September 13 is World Sepsis Day and the whole month of September is filled with campaigns designed to help both the public and healthcare facilities recognize sepsis symptoms and seek […]

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HIMagine That: Sepsis and clinical denial justification

June 30, 2017 / By Sue Belley, RHIA, Donna Smith, RHIA

Donna:  Hi, Sue – I’ve been hearing that many hospitals are getting denials for records with sepsis coded as the diagnosis. Sue: Why are they getting denied for that? Donna: […]

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A look back at popular blogs of 2016

December 29, 2016

Happy New Year and thank you to all our readers! Before we officially start 2017, catch up on five of Inside Angle’s most read blogs of 2016: Overcoming skepticism about […]

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Webinar: Sepsis – The new CMS Core Measure. Is your organization ready?

Krysten Brooks outlines exactly how and when to recognize, diagnose and code sepsis, so that your organization can be prepared to meet the CMS Core Measure requirements.

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Sepsis 3 Consensus definitions—the impact on quality (part two)

June 10, 2016 / By Cheryl Manchenton, RN

In my previous blog, I addressed concerns about the new Sepsis 3 definitions.  In this blog (part 2), I will further flush out implications for specific quality metrics and also […]

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Sepsis 3 Consensus definitions—the impact on quality (part one)

June 8, 2016 / By Cheryl Manchenton, RN

How do you know what you don’t know? That’s the conundrum of the new Sepsis 3 definitions and the impact on measurement of quality outcomes.   As I am quite passionate […]

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HIMagine That: New definitions for sepsis and septic shock

April 20, 2016 / By Sue Belley, RHIA, Donna Smith, RHIA

Donna: Sue, have you been reading about the new definitions for sepsis and septic shock, and the new clinical guidance for physicians about diagnosing sepsis in their patients? Sue: Yes, I […]