Coding, Classification & Reimbursement

1.  Principal dx on UB on pt discharged from Inpatient rehab

Posted 7 days ago
​​Patient admitted to rehab for weakness and debility due to Toxic shock syndrome and sepsis.

We are wondering what the principal dx would be on the ub?  Would the principal be the toxic shock syndrome with sepsis?  We are just not sure as pt finished antibiotics during the acute hospitalization.

Thanks Pat


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Pat Geurts
coding
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2.  RE: Principal dx on UB on pt discharged from Inpatient rehab

Posted 7 days ago

Hi, its my understanding for the UB we would list the weakness or debility as principle if treatment was not continued into the rehab stay.

 


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