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The Enigma of Sepsis: Providers vs. Payers
November 13, 2018 Chuck Buck | Erica Remer, MD | Timothy Powell, CPA | Rhonda Taller | Dheeraj Mahajan, MD | Roland Dale, RHIA

When it comes to defining sepsis, who wins? Is it providers, who rely on the current definition of sepsis as “life-threatening organ dysfunction caused by a dysregulated host response to infection?” Or do payers prevail – the ones who control the reimbursement? And under what circumstances would you ever side with a carrier that has denied a claim of sepsis?

Reporting our lead story during this edition of Talk Ten Tuesdays will be Roland Dale, responsible for denials prevention, for Hardin Medical Center, who shares his experience in these situations while offering important and timely advice.

Other segments to be featured on the broadcast include:

  • News Desk: Timothy Powell, compliance expert and ICD10monitor national correspondent, anchors the Talk Ten Tuesdays News Desk.

  • Dateline Washington: Talk Ten Tuesdays legislative analyst Rhonda Taller has the latest news coming out of Washington, D.C. Rhonda is a member of the HIMSS professional development committee.

  • Tuesday Focus: The Centers for Medicaid & Medicare Services (CMS) last week released the final rule on the 2019 Medicare Physician Fee Schedule (MPFS) and the Quality Payment Program (QPP). Reporting this developing story is Dheeraj Mahajan, MD, president and CEO of Chicago Internal Medicine Practice and Research (CIMPAR, SC), who leads its affiliated group of companies.

  • TalkBack: Talk Ten Tuesdays co-host Erica Remer, MD, FACEP, CCDS, founder and president of Erica Remer, MD, Inc., will report on the Global Leadership Initiative on Malnutrition (GLIM) during her popular TalkBack segment.
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