We recently had a patient admitted with severe acute meningitis causing respiratory decompensation. A diagnostic lumbar puncture and mechanical...Read More »
My physicians use the term “bacteremia” frequently and are treating it. The patient may be febrile and receiving antibiotics, but they cannot...Read More »
We’re having a lot of discussions lately on whether we should query for pressure injuries when they’re only documented by nursing. Our wound care...Read More »
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I recently listened to a webinar where treatment was emphasized especially for diagnoses such as sepsis, acute respiratory failure, and severe...Read More »
Our providers tend to use the term “RDS” in their documentation to describe all “respiratory distress,” “respiratory distress syndrome of newborn...Read More »
According to our software vendor, you can only code liver lacerations as minor, moderate, or major. According to all the educational materials I...Read More »
What are the requirements when it comes to a physician advisor asking for diagnoses to be added to the medical record? Based on the ACDIS/AHIMA “...Read More »
Our query process currently creates a physician progress note when a query is answered which becomes part of the permanent medical record. We do...Read More »
I believe there was a Coding Clinic several years ago where the diagnosis of “mental incompetence” was changed to “intellectual disability,” but I...Read More »