Original Release Date: 01/31/2023
Expires: 12/30/2025
Credit claim for this activity will end at 11:59 PM 12.30.2025

Overview:  CDI and Quality depts. routinely track coding results that affect their business lines.  This data has indicated a need for understanding the implications of coding on many metrics that both hospitals and clinics follow to include, but not limited to: accuracy of primary dxs, LOS, DRGs, Readmission, Mortality, PSIs, HACs, and POA indicators.  The need for continued conversations regarding these various metrics, indicates the need for more formalized resources available to educate providers.

Target Audience:  All healthcare workers within the Baylor Scott & White Healthcare System

For further study: 

Objectives: After participating in this activity, the learner should be able to:

1.  Recognize the difference between clinical classifications of pneumonia and coding classifications of pneumonia.

2.  Recognize how documentation of a specified pneumonia impacts the allowable length of stay (LOS).

3.  Identify the recommendations for pneumonia documentation when cultures are inconclusive.


Planners/Authors:  This activity was planned, reviewed, edited, and approved for use as the curriculum for the Baylor Scott & White Health organization by: Dr. Elizabeth Aguirre, MD, Clinical Documentation Improvement Program

Disclosure of Relevant Financial Relationships:
•This content is not related to products or business lines of an ACCME-defined ineligible company*.
•There are no relevant financial relationships with ACCME-defined ineligible company for anyone who was in control of the content of this activity.

*In the ACCME System (ineligible companies) are those whose primary business is producing, marketing, selling, re-selling, or distributing healthcare products used by or on patients

Method of Participation & Request for CME/MOC Credit:

•Read all instructions and activity information
•View the slides in their entirety
•Complete the post-activity quiz with 100% accuracy.
•Instructions to evaluate and claim credit(s) for the activity will be provided on the final slide of the activity.
•Post activity, Click on the link to be taken to evaluation and credit claim for the course or follow the link sent in an email from  to complete all questions on the evaluation and claim credit.

This CME activity type is an enduring material.  Physicians who complete the enduring material may claim the full amount of credit designated for the activity, regardless of the amount of time it took the physicians to complete the activity.

Accreditation: The A. Webb Roberts Center for Continuing Medical Education of Baylor Scott & White Health is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

Designation: The A. Webb Roberts Center for Continuing Medical Education of Baylor Scott & White Health designates this enduring material activity for a maximum of 0.25 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™.  Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

ABIM MOC: Successful completion of this CME activity, which includes participation in the evaluation component, enables the participant to earn up to 0.25 MOC points in the American Board of Internal Medicine’s (ABIM) Maintenance of Certification (MOC) program. It is the CME activity provider’s responsibility to submit participant completion information to ACCME for the purpose of granting ABIM MOC credit.

MOC NOTE TO LEARNER:  By completing the credit claim process for MOC credit, you are giving the A. Webb Roberts Center for Continuing Medical Education of Baylor Scott & White Health your permission to transmit your completion data to the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) and to your certifying board(s).

Commercial Support:  No commercial support was received for this activity.