status codes

I'm looking for information on status codes for use of aspirin, anti-coagulant, insulin for type 2 and other status codes as these. Do you always add these to the 485 if pt. is on then as well as the Z51.81? I asked another coder and she says she doesn't....but then she typically only codes the top 6.

Any information anyone wants to share on this would be appreciated. Thanks.

Brenda Mohs, RHIT
Home Health & LTC Medical Coder
Essentia Health
109 Court Ave South
Sandstone MN 55072
PH# 320-245-5621 Fax# 320-245-5243


  • edited May 2017
    I always include them. They paint a bigger picture of what is going on. Depending on the number of co-morbities, I may add them in box 21 on 485 as additional dx to 1023.

    Jennifer Horsley, RN HCS-D
  • I do tend to code these as they do impact the POC

    Arlene Poolman, RN

    Director of Clinical Services

    At Home Rehab


    *The Professional Care YOU Deserve*
  • I always code them and I don't stop at 6 codes. Additional codes go to showing how complex your patient is, and further justifies home health. Besides..Rather embarrassing to exacerbate something that should be coded and wasn't listed at the soc.
  • edited May 2017
    I always code the long term insulin, anticoagulant, aspirin. I do not code
    the therapeutic drug monitoring unless there are orders to draw the labs.

    Kathy Jenkins
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