Is Post-operative anemia a complication or a PSI ? Does it negatively impact hospital or surgeon?
In the past (pre ICD-10) it was my understanding that “Acute blood loss anemia” was NOT classified as a complication of surgery and did not adversely affect a surgeon’s complication rates or quality scores or the hospital's either, but "post-op blood loss anemia" could be coded as a complication ( post-op hemorrhage). Does anyone know if this is currently the case? I am getting concerns from orthopedic surgeons and administration that it will negatively impact them if they answer my ABLA query. Would it cause a PSI 10 or other complication to be coded or show up on physician profiling? Thank you to anyone who can help!!