A resident had a UTI in the hospital but their antibiotics were finished before admitting to the facility. The DC Summary notes “UTI-Resolved”. Should UTI be coded?
Yes, UTI must be coded in I2300 if occurred in the last 30 days. The RAI Manual (page I-13) notes, “If the diagnosis of UTI was made prior to the resident’s admission, entry, or re-entry into the facility, it is not necessary to obtain or evaluate the evidence-based criteria used to make the diagnosis in the prior setting. A documented physician diagnosis of UTI prior to admission is acceptable.”