“Excel”erate Your Coding in 2023

Coding is forever evolving like healthcare itself. Keeping up with changes can sometimes feel like a never-ending job on its own. This webinar series will focus on the nitty gritty of a few high-profile diagnoses as well as a few that fly inconspicuously under the radar. Regardless how the diagnosis presents itself, correctly coding them can have lasting impact on patients and the care they receive. Participants will have the opportunity to learn how to break down the coding guidelines for each diagnosis, review typical clinical indicators and discuss how documentation brings it all together.  


This material was prepared by Compass HQIC Network a Hospital Quality Improvement Contractor under contract with the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS), an agency of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS). Views expressed in this material do not necessarily reflect the official views or policy of CMS or HHS, and any reference to a specific product or entity herein does not constitute endorsement of that product or entity by CMS or HHS. 12SOW Compass HQIC Network/Hospital Quality Improvement Contractor – [0271] – 02/10/2023.

Target Audience

Medical coders, nurses, quality healthcare professionals, clinical documentation specialists and chart auditors.

Learning Objectives

Session 1: Validating Sepsis Doesn’t Have to be Scary!

1.    Define Bacteremia, SIRS and Sepsis
2.    Discuss current Coding Guidelines for Sepsis
3.    Review the difference between Sepsis 2 and Sepsis 3 clinical validation elements


Session 2: Social Determinants of Health: Reporting + Documentation

1.    Identify Documentation Requirements for Coding Purposes
2.    Define Secondary Diagnosis Guidelines, Source Guidance, and Compliant ICD-10-CM Z-Code Capture
3.    Recognize Code Ranges within the ICD-10-CM Code Set applicable to Social Determinants


Session 3: Documentation for Pressure Ulcers, Arterial, Venous + Pressure

1.    Differentiate between various types of ulcers
2.    Review specific guidelines for documentation resources
3.    Apply coding guidance for coding and sequencing of ulcers


Session 4: Unraveling Diabetes Coding in ICD-10-CM

1.    Apply Coding Guidelines for “with” as it relates to diabetes
2.    Recognize the different types of Diabetes covered in ICD10
3.    Understand sequencing of diabetes and associated manifestations


Session 5: Adverse Events + Poisonings

1.    Differentiate between definitions for adverse events and poisonings
2.    Follow specific coding guidance as it relates to underdosing
3.    Apply correct coding to various scenarios related to poisonings

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Melissa Edenburn, MS, CCDS, RHIA, CCS

Sr. Inpatient Consultant + Trainer

Healthcare Coding and Consulting Services

Melissa Edenburn has been in the healthcare industry since 1994. Over the years Melissa has performed roles such as inpatient coder, OP wound care coder, inpatient auditor and manager and is currently working in consulting and training. Melissa specializes in acute care, long-term acute care, critical access and skilled nursing admissions. 

No continuing education is provided for this course. The user will receive a certificate of completion upon completing the course.

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