PDPM Coding Questions – If a physician diagnoses “sepsis” but no mention of septicemia, and blood cultures come back negative, can you still code “Septicemia” in I2100?

Q: If a physician diagnoses “sepsis” but no mention of septicemia, and blood cultures come back negative, can you still code “Septicemia” in I2100?   A: When you search for septicemia in the ICD-10 coding guidelines, you are cross-referenced to see sepsis &...

Person-Centered Care Planning

“Person-centered”, “Individualized”, “Resident-focused”; whatever you may call it, it’s past time to evolve from the institutionalized, staff-focused care planning we’ve become accustomed to and embrace the requirement that the individual has control over their life...

PDPM Coding Questions – Can you continue to skill with a resolved diagnosis? We have been discharging resident from skilled services once the active diagnosis is resolved example: UTI, E. coli, and pneumonia. Are we correctly doing this?

Q: Can you continue to skill with a resolved diagnosis? We have been discharging resident from skilled services once the active diagnosis is resolved example: UTI, E. coli, and pneumonia. Are we correctly doing this?   A: Providers should assess the resident’s...