AHA Coding Clinic® for ICD-9 - 2010 Issue 1

Frequently Asked POA Questions

A 70-year-old female with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) was admitted with an acute exacerbation of COPD. The patient presented to the hospital with acute respiratory distress and hypoxia. On day two, she was transferred to the intensive care unit (ICU) and placed on mechanical ventilation to treat acute respiratory failure. The patient's respiratory issues were stabilized and the patient was discharged home. What are the appropriate POA indicators? ...

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