new pressure ulcer reporting
I'm curious about other's discussions regarding reporting of two different pressure ulcer stages if the pressure ulcer evolves through the admission. It seem odd to me if they are encouraging both stages to be coded, that the deeper stage that develops would qualify for (Y)POA status? I think the advisement I have heard is that the only coding clinic saying that it was poa still applies... ? I would think the entire reason to allow for both codes would be to NOT allow for POA and have it be an HAC/ non-allowable MCC (if it's the impact maker)... any thoughts?