Four ICD-10-PCS root operations involve procedures that put in, put back, or move some or all of a body part. Gerri Walk, RHIA, CCS, and Mark Dominesey, RN, BSN, MBA, CCDS, CDIP, CHTS-CP, highlight the differences among Reattachment, Reposition, Transfer, and Transplantation.
Healthcare facilities are subjected to a myriad of auditorswho scrutinize everything from how many units of a drug were billed to whether or not a patient actually needed to be admitted to the hospital. Trey La Charité, MD , explains how to turn every denial into a learning experience.
The American Hospital Association (AHA), along with four hospital associations and several hospitals, filed two complaints April 14 in opposition of CMS’ 2-midnight rule for inpatient admissions, according to an AHA press release.
Q: A patient is admitted with a high white blood count, tachycardia, tachypnea, and chills. The blood culture shows positive for methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA). The attending physician documents MRSA sepsis in the progress notes. Antibiotics are changed based on the blood culture and the patient is treated with appropriate antibiotics. Due to poor vascular access, a central venous catheter (CVC) is inserted and antibiotics are infused through this access. The patient responded slowly to treatment and CVC access becomes red and inflamed. The catheter is removed and cultured. The physician documents this to be an infection due to MRSA. What’s the diagnosis code for this?