Q: I have a question about coding HIV and HIV-related illnesses. If a physician documents a patient is HIV positive, should the chart be coded to Z21? What about if they document the patient is HIV positive with an HIV-related illness—would that be...Read More »
Q: Our facility asks CDI specialists to look-back six months in previous records for clinical evidence (such as an ECHO report or ejection fraction) for evidence of heart failure diagnosis. I am concerned about the compliance of this practice...Read More »
Q:I have a question about code T83.512, Nephrostomy tube catheter associated infection, which leads to DRG 698-700. I understand that this is not considered a HAC, but is it still a catheter associated infection from a device...Read More »
Laurie L. Prescott, RN, MSN, CCDS, CDIP, CRC, CDI education director at HCPro in Middleton, Massachusetts, presents the “CDI Management Essentials,” pre-conference event on Sunday, May 19 through Monday, May 20 ahead of...Read More »
Lakeyshia Moore, MBA, RHIA, is the senior director of coding and reimbursement at Texas Health Resources in Arlington, Texas. She is a member of the Texas ACDIS local chapter and a member of the 2019 ACDIS Conference Committee.