if a patient was in the hospital for a UTI and weakness and was sent home with PT for the weakness and no longer taking atb for the uti do we just code the muscle weakness code along with history of UTI ? or is it safe to still code the UTI because that's what was causing the weakness?


  • Hi, well.. my opinion is that if the patient is not being actively treated for the UTI, I would code it as hx code.

  • Thats what i been doing and just coding weakness as primary. But i know the weakness is from the UTI and we were taught to code the cause of weakness.
    thank you for you thoughts on these two. its been driving me nuts every one i get and we get alot !

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