AHA Coding Clinic® for ICD-10-CM and ICD-10-PCS - 2016 Issue 1; Ask the Editor
Transfer to the Long-Term Care Hospital for Resolving Sepsis
This patient was admitted from acute care to the long-term care hospital (LTCH) with ongoing treatment of Clostridium difficile (C. difficile) colitis, chronic obstruction pulmonary disease (COPD) exacerbation and asthma. One of the physician’s admitting and discharge diagnoses is: sepsis, resolving. Is it appropriate to assign a code for “resolving sepsis”? Does it matter if the patient is treated with antibiotics? ...
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