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What do you use in M1011 when pt was in hospital for a colostomy take down? thanks

Pam Walker, RN
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Harrison County Community Hospital District
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Bethany, MO 64424

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    code aftercare for wound care. Don't continue with the complication code.

    On Tue, Apr 25, 2017 at 2:52 PM, Janet Crimmins
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    > original diagnosis was T81.xxD for wound care s/p infection after
    > surgery.....we are recerting pt....for continued wound care..infection is
    > gone...What do I use for a dx now?
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  • I just read this scenario in a Diagnosis Coding Pro from Oct 2016, I'm a little behind. :)
    I don't think anything has changed tho - it says "Once a complication, always a complication" If the cellulitis and infection resolve and the wound still requires ongoing care, continue to code it with T81.4xxD and drop the bug and cellulitis codes.

    Lisa Sharpe, HCS-D
    Coding Specialist
    Sanford Bemidji HomeCare and Hospice
    3201 Pine Ridge Ave NW RT# 10800
    Bemidji MN 56601
    Phone 218-333-5764  Fax 218-333-6017
    lisa.sharpe@sanfordhealth.org



    -----Original Message-----
    From: Janet Crimmins [mailto:jcrimmins@stoughton-ma.gov]
    Sent: Tuesday, April 25, 2017 1:53 PM
    To: HomeCareCoding-L
    Subject: [EXTERNAL] [homecarecoding-l] help

    original diagnosis was T81.xxD for wound care s/p infection after surgery.....we are recerting pt....for continued wound care..infection is gone...What do I use for a dx now?
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    Thank you Lisa, I was thinking that also...but didn't want to commit.

    On Tue, Apr 25, 2017 at 4:08 PM, Sharpe,Lisa
    wrote:

    > I just read this scenario in a Diagnosis Coding Pro from Oct 2016, I'm a
    > little behind. :)
    > I don't think anything has changed tho - it says "Once a complication,
    > always a complication" If the cellulitis and infection resolve and the
    > wound still requires ongoing care, continue to code it with T81.4xxD and
    > drop the bug and cellulitis codes.
    >
    > Lisa Sharpe, HCS-D
    > Coding Specialist
    > Sanford Bemidji HomeCare and Hospice
    > 3201 Pine Ridge Ave NW RT# 10800
    > Bemidji MN 56601
    > Phone 218-333-5764 Fax 218-333-6017
    > lisa.sharpe@sanfordhealth.org
    >
    >
    >
    > -----Original Message-----
    > From: Janet Crimmins [mailto:jcrimmins@stoughton-ma.gov]
    > Sent: Tuesday, April 25, 2017 1:53 PM
    > To: HomeCareCoding-L
    > Subject: [EXTERNAL] [homecarecoding-l] help
    >
    > original diagnosis was T81.xxD for wound care s/p infection after
    > surgery.....we are recerting pt....for continued wound care..infection is
    > gone...What do I use for a dx now?
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    Janet Crimmins R.N.
    Assistant Administrator
    QI/QA manager
    Stoughton Public Health Association & VNA
    10 Pearl St
    Stoughton Ma 02072

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    Thank you Lisa, I was thinking that also...but didn't =
    want to commit.
    On Tue, Apr 25, 2017 at 4:08 PM, Sharpe,Lisa <Lisa.Sharpe=
    @sanfordhealth.org
    > wrote:
    =
    I just read this scenario in a Diagnosis Coding Pro from Oct 2016, I'm =
    a little behind. :)

    I don't think anything has changed tho - it says "Once a complicat=
    ion, always a complication" If the cellulitis and infection resolve an=
    d the wound still requires ongoing care, continue to code it with T81.4xxD =
    and drop the bug and cellulitis codes.



    Lisa Sharpe, HCS-D

    Coding Specialist

    Sanford Bemidji HomeCare and Hospice

    3201 Pine Ridge Ave NW=C2=A0 =C2=A0RT# 10800

    Bemidji MN 56601

    Phone 218-333-5764=
    =C2=A0 Fax 218-333-6017=


    lisa.sharpe@sanfordhealth.=
    org







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    Sent: Tuesday, April 25, 2017 1:53 PM

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    Subject: [EXTERNAL] [homecarecoding-l] help



    original diagnosis was T81.xxD for wound care s/p infection after surgery..=
    ...we are recerting pt....for continued wound care..infection is gone...Wha=
    t do I use for a dx now?

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  • I'm curious - would the 7th digit remain "D" or get changed to an "S?"

    -----Original Message-----
    From: Sharpe,Lisa [mailto:Lisa.Sharpe@SanfordHealth.org]
    Sent: Tuesday, April 25, 2017 3:09 PM
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    I just read this scenario in a Diagnosis Coding Pro from Oct 2016, I'm a little behind. :)

    I don't think anything has changed tho - it says "Once a complication, always a complication" If the cellulitis and infection resolve and the wound still requires ongoing care, continue to code it with T81.4xxD and drop the bug and cellulitis codes.



    Lisa Sharpe, HCS-D

    Coding Specialist

    Sanford Bemidji HomeCare and Hospice

    3201 Pine Ridge Ave NW RT# 10800

    Bemidji MN 56601

    Phone 218-333-5764  Fax 218-333-6017

    lisa.sharpe@sanfordhealth.org







    -----Original Message-----

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    Sent: Tuesday, April 25, 2017 1:53 PM

    To: HomeCareCoding-L

    Subject: [EXTERNAL] [homecarecoding-l] help



    original diagnosis was T81.xxD for wound care s/p infection after surgery.....we are recerting pt....for continued wound care..infection is gone...What do I use for a dx now?

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  • No "S" -it's still in the healing/recovery phase.

    Lisa Sharpe, HCS-D
    Coding Specialist
    Sanford Bemidji HomeCare and Hospice
    3201 Pine Ridge Ave NW RT# 10800
    Bemidji MN 56601
    Phone 218-333-5764  Fax 218-333-6017
    lisa.sharpe@sanfordhealth.org



    -----Original Message-----
    From: Hoyer, Lois [mailto:lhoyer2@Fairview.org]
    Sent: Tuesday, April 25, 2017 3:26 PM
    To: HomeCareCoding-L
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    I'm curious - would the 7th digit remain "D" or get changed to an "S?"

    -----Original Message-----
    From: Sharpe,Lisa [mailto:Lisa.Sharpe@SanfordHealth.org]
    Sent: Tuesday, April 25, 2017 3:09 PM
    To: HomeCareCoding-L
    Subject: RE: [EXTERNAL] [homecarecoding-l] help

    I just read this scenario in a Diagnosis Coding Pro from Oct 2016, I'm a little behind. :)

    I don't think anything has changed tho - it says "Once a complication, always a complication" If the cellulitis and infection resolve and the wound still requires ongoing care, continue to code it with T81.4xxD and drop the bug and cellulitis codes.



    Lisa Sharpe, HCS-D

    Coding Specialist

    Sanford Bemidji HomeCare and Hospice

    3201 Pine Ridge Ave NW RT# 10800

    Bemidji MN 56601

    Phone 218-333-5764  Fax 218-333-6017

    lisa.sharpe@sanfordhealth.org







    -----Original Message-----

    From: Janet Crimmins [mailto:jcrimmins@stoughton-ma.gov]

    Sent: Tuesday, April 25, 2017 1:53 PM

    To: HomeCareCoding-L

    Subject: [EXTERNAL] [homecarecoding-l] help



    original diagnosis was T81.xxD for wound care s/p infection after surgery.....we are recerting pt....for continued wound care..infection is gone...What do I use for a dx now?

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    No Once the infection is gone you are no longer treating an infection. You
    are now treating for routine healing. Code the routine aftercare code

    On Tue, Apr 25, 2017 at 4:08 PM, Sharpe,Lisa
    wrote:

    > I just read this scenario in a Diagnosis Coding Pro from Oct 2016, I'm a
    > little behind. :)
    > I don't think anything has changed tho - it says "Once a complication,
    > always a complication" If the cellulitis and infection resolve and the
    > wound still requires ongoing care, continue to code it with T81.4xxD and
    > drop the bug and cellulitis codes.
    >
    > Lisa Sharpe, HCS-D
    > Coding Specialist
    > Sanford Bemidji HomeCare and Hospice
    > 3201 Pine Ridge Ave NW RT# 10800
    > Bemidji MN 56601
    > Phone 218-333-5764 Fax 218-333-6017
    > lisa.sharpe@sanfordhealth.org
    >
    >
    >
    > -----Original Message-----
    > From: Janet Crimmins [mailto:jcrimmins@stoughton-ma.gov]
    > Sent: Tuesday, April 25, 2017 1:53 PM
    > To: HomeCareCoding-L
    > Subject: [EXTERNAL] [homecarecoding-l] help
    >
    > original diagnosis was T81.xxD for wound care s/p infection after
    > surgery.....we are recerting pt....for continued wound care..infection is
    > gone...What do I use for a dx now?
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    No Once the infection is gone you are no longer treating a=
    n infection. You are now treating for routine healing. Code the routine aft=
    ercare code
    =
    On Tue, Apr 25, 2017 at 4:08 PM, Sharpe,Lisa <Lisa.Sharpe@san=
    fordhealth.org
    > wrote:
    I ju=
    st read this scenario in a Diagnosis Coding Pro from Oct 2016, I'm a li=
    ttle behind. :)

    I don't think anything has changed tho - it says "Once a complicat=
    ion, always a complication" If the cellulitis and infection resolve an=
    d the wound still requires ongoing care, continue to code it with T81.4xxD =
    and drop the bug and cellulitis codes.



    Lisa Sharpe, HCS-D

    Coding Specialist

    Sanford Bemidji HomeCare and Hospice

    3201 Pine Ridge Ave NW=C2=A0 =C2=A0RT# 10800

    Bemidji MN 56601

    Phone 218-333-5764=
    =C2=A0 Fax 218-333-6017=


    lisa.sharpe@sanfordhealth.=
    org







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  • Once there is a complication like infection you code the complication until the wound is healed. while the complication is active the 7th character is A once it is resolved it becomes D. so if you have a post op infection while the patient is on antibiotics it would be T81.4XXA. Once the infection is resolved and we are doing wound care for the recovery phase of that complication the code is T81.4XXD.

    Thanks,
    Jamie Seghers, HCS-D, BCHH-C, COS-C, HCS-H
    Medical Coding Manager
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    Cisco ext. 5040
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    From: Valerie Mirabella [mailto:vmirabella@utopiahomecare.com]
    Sent: Tuesday, April 25, 2017 3:42 PM
    To: HomeCareCoding-L
    Subject: Re: [EXTERNAL] [homecarecoding-l] help

    No Once the infection is gone you are no longer treating an infection. You are now treating for routine healing. Code the routine aftercare code

    On Tue, Apr 25, 2017 at 4:08 PM, Sharpe,Lisa wrote:
    I just read this scenario in a Diagnosis Coding Pro from Oct 2016, I'm a little behind. :)
    I don't think anything has changed tho - it says "Once a complication, always a complication" If the cellulitis and infection resolve and the wound still requires ongoing care, continue to code it with T81.4xxD and drop the bug and cellulitis codes.

    Lisa Sharpe, HCS-D
    Coding Specialist
    Sanford Bemidji HomeCare and Hospice
    3201 Pine Ridge Ave NW RT# 10800
    Bemidji MN 56601
    Phone 218-333-5764 Fax 218-333-6017
    lisa.sharpe@sanfordhealth.org



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    original diagnosis was T81.xxD for wound care s/p infection after surgery.....we are recerting pt....for continued wound care..infection is gone...What do I use for a dx now?
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