Admitting Nurses have been documenting Aspirin use for many reasons: "for blood thinner", "to prevent blood clot", "for prophylactic", or sometimes, no dx at all as Discharge Papers do not mention what Aspirin is for.
In each case, here is what I've been doing:1. If a resident comes in with Dx of S/P CVA or Hx of CVA, I assign Z79.82 and under comments I put "Aspirin Therapy for CVA prophylaxis"
2. If a resident comes in for surgical aftercare. I assign Z79.82 and under comments I put "Aspirin Therapy for DVT prophylaxis"
However, recent Pharmacy Consultant Review identified that "Long Term (current) use of Aspirin IS NOT A DIAGNOSIS" and ADON was advised to obtain clarification for all Aspirin orders and assign a correct diagnosis.Any advice is greatly appreciated!