Coding, Classification and Reimbursement

PRN indication coding SNF setting

  • 1.  PRN indication coding SNF setting

    Posted 6 days ago
    How would one go about coding a PRN medication with a symptom diagnosis as the indication and there is no documentation supporting the diagnosis.  For example, it is standard that most hospitals will send a resident with an order for PRN laxatives with the indication of constipation.  There is not documentation that states the resident had constipation during the stay and no definitive diagnosis that would suggest constipation is a symptom.

    Desiree Johnson
    Medical Records Director