Our providers tend to use RDS in their documentation to describe respiratory distress, respiratory distress syndrome of newborn, and acute respiratory failure.
Often we find ourselves querying to clarify/remove the RDS when it is in fact respiratory distress and not respiratory distress syndrome of newborn.
This helps with denial prevention however is a negative impact query.
Does anyone have education you've created to help the providers differentiate between the diagnoses that you'd be willing to share?
Thanks in advance,
Director Clinical Documentation - Norton Children's Hospital