Virulent strains of infectious organisms have adapted to today’s antibiotics. CMS is sending a clear message with increasing reimbursement for those patients with antimicrobial resistance through DRG and add-on payments. With the addition of 18 antimicrobial resistance codes qualifying as CC’s and 2 codes continuing to qualify as MCC’s, the message is being made abundantly clear. These patients require management and services beyond that of patients with antibiotic responsive infections. Through discussion of the current clinical issues, case examples with their coded data, and review of opportunities to query, our expert nurse and HIM professional will guide you through antimicrobial resistance through the lens of clinical documentation integrity and coding. The audience will be able to identify the clinical and coding significance that this complex condition brings to patients and providers.
Allison Van Doren
VP Clinical and Quality Services
VP of HIM Operations