KEEP-EM - Pneumonia Documentation​ - ps

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

Physicians, Fellows, Residents,  Physician Assistants, Nurse Practitioners, Pharmacists across the system.

Learning 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​

Course summary
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  • 0.25 Attendance
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CME Provider information:​

Address: A. Webb Roberts Center for Continuing Medical​

Education Of Baylor Scott & White Health​

Dallas, Texas 75246​

Phone: Dallas – 214-820-2317​

Temple – 254-724-7609​


Disclosure of Relevant Financial Relationships:​

  • *This content is not related to products or business lines of an ACCME-defined commercial interest​

  • **There are no relevant financial relationships with ACCME-defined commercial interests for anyone who was in control of the content of this activity.​

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

 Author: ​

Dr. Elizabeth Aguirre, MD​

Asst. Professor of Medicine TAMHSC COM, Clinical Documentation Accuracy Program (CDAP)​


Dr. Sunita Varghees, MD​

Vice President, STEEP Care, CTX Division​

Dr. Veronica Brito, MD​

Physician, Pulmonary​

Dr. Donald Storey, MD​

Physician, Infectious Disease​

Sheila Walker, RHIA, CHP, CCS​

Director of Coding Education​

Health Information Management​

Brittany Gonzales​

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

​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.​

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

Available Credit

  • 0.25 Attendance
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