RDS and Respiratory failure in the NICU
I'm having some issues translating clinical into coding. My neonatologists are telling me that their preemies are having Respiratory Distress Syndrome (surfactant issue) and that is leading to Respiratory Failure of the Newborn. I thought that I heard in an ACDIS webinar that they can both be coded, as long as only one of them (RDS) is POA. Coding is refusing to code the failure. This is decreasing the ROM. Can anyone speak to this?
Thanks in advance,