Sepsis Chatter – Determining the Presence of Initial Hypotension

Welcome to the October 2022 Edition of Sepsis Chatter! Our newest video presentation is titled: Sepsis Chatter – Determining the Presence of Initial Hypotension This presentation begins with a review of the data element “Initial Hypotension”, then continues to explore if and when Initial Hypotension is present in the pregnant patient (defined as 20 weeks gestation through day 3 post-delivery) and the non-pregnant patient diagnosed with…

Posted on Oct. 24, 2022 in Sepsis Chatter

Sepsis Chatter – Blood Culture Collection & Acceptable Delay

Welcome to the September 2022 Edition of Sepsis Chatter! Our newest video presentation is titled: Sepsis Chatter – Blood Culture Collection and Acceptable Delay. This presentation begins with a review of the current CMS abstraction guidance related to Blood Culture Collection and What qualifies as a Blood Culture Collection Acceptable Delay. We will review the application of these guidelines by using examples and providing rationale. Discussion…

Posted on Sep. 29, 2022 in Sepsis Chatter

Sepsis Chatter – Broad Spectrum or Other Antibiotic Administration

Welcome to the August 2022 Edition of Sepsis Chatter! Our newest video presentation is titled: Sepsis Chatter – Broad Spectrum or Other Antibiotic Administration: Abstracting The Correct Date And Time. This presentation begins with a review of the current CMS abstraction guidance related to Broad Spectrum and Other Antibiotic Administration. The discussion will focus on the following situations: One antibiotic administered within the specified time frame…

Posted on Aug. 29, 2022 in Sepsis Chatter

Sepsis Chatter – Severe Sepsis & Septic Shock Exclusions

Welcome to the July 2022 Edition of Sepsis Chatter! Our newest video presentation is titled: Sepsis Chatter- Severe Sepsis and Septic Shock Exclusions: COVID-19, Administrative Contraindication to Care, Directive for Comfort Care, and Palliative Care. This presentation begins with a review of the current CMS abstraction guidance to determine if an encounter is excluded due to one of the following scenarios: Documentation that Covid-19 is diagnosed…

Posted on Jul. 21, 2022 in Sepsis Chatter