Weakness as Primary for Home Health
Recently we have had a lot of MD's listing Generalized Weakness on their MD notes for patients who are released from facility, swing bed, etc after being treated for a diagnosis that is now resolved(Pneumonia, UTI). The clinicians are then listing Weakness as the primary reason for home care. I have been coding home health for 10+ years and was always told not to use Weakness as a Primary as it is very nonspecific. Can anyone guide me to any current talk of this topic? I find articles in Decision Health from years back about not using symptom codes but nothing recent. There is a debate among my fellow coders that there is not specific information stating not to use Weakness as primary.