Coding Clinic

Webinar Description

A Historical Perspective of the Most Common DRG

Evolving, and controversial, definitions and interpretations of sepsis have led to the development of complex coding systems that attempt to capture the severity of sepsis. Sepsis is one of the most frequently coded DRGs, and one of the most expensive. Much effort has gone into promoting the appropriate detection and treatment of sepsis, yet there is a high rate of overdiagnosis. This has led to a high volume of sepsis diagnosis that do not seem supported by the patient’s clinical course, or the resources used to care for the patient. This presentation explores our understanding of sepsis. We explore how our current understanding of sepsis has thus resulted in coding challenges. We will dive into how these challenges can be reconciled using clinical validation and claims review and will present a variety of case studies that illustrate how we can protect against inappropriate coding and expense.


Michael Menen, MD
Chief Medical Officer

New Registration Process for 2024
  • This webinar will be complimentary to employees of Member Organizations, Affiliate Members, Government Liaisons, and Supporting Members from for the month of May.
  • After the month of May, there will be a $50.00 fee to register for all Member Organizations.
  • Individual Members may purchase the webinar from for $50.00.

Registration Information

This webinar has complimentary registration for employees of NHCAA Member Organizations, Government Liaisons, and Supporting Members through 11:59 PT on May 31. After this day, the webinar will be available for purchase. For Individual Members, registration is available for $50. Non-members, including local, state, and federal public agencies who are not Liaisons, do not have access to NHCAA webinars.


 May 1 – 31June 1 – August 31
NHCAA Member Organizations1Complimentary$50
NHCAA Government Liaisons2Complimentary$50
Individual Members3$50$50


Complimentary registration closes on the last day of the month. Paid registration is open for three (3) additional months after the complimentary time-period ends. The registration period for both complimentary and paid registrations will end at 11:59 pm Pacific Time.


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Details & Frequently Asked Questions

Webinar programs are most appropriate for beginning and mid-career analysts, investigators, consultants, and law enforcement agents working in the health care anti-fraud industry.

As a level II, or intermediate program, some investigative / health care / coding expertise is assumed. Training content is focused on the detection and investigative processes, using case examples to highlight strategy and techniques.

There are no pre-requisite requirements to attend webinar programs.

All webinars are approved by: NHCAA for 2 CPEs

Participants earn 1 Continuing Professional Education (CPE) hours applicable to the training requirements for the Accredited Health Care Fraud Investigator (AHFI®) designation.

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May 01 - 31


Eastern Time
All of the day
  • CPEs: 1