RDS vs Resp Failure vs BPD in newborns


Does anyone have any education/definitions for differentiating RDS and respiratory failure in babies. Some of our babies require O2 for longer than 7 days and our neonatologist feel that RDS only lasts for a few days post birth. I heard that some facilities query for status of the RDS (resolved) to then capture the respiratory failure in the period following the RDS until a dx of BPD can be made. This would allow you to code resp failure POA N and RDS POA Y to avoid the excludes 1 edit. Does anyone have a similar policy and any criteria for respiratory failure they would be willing to share?

Thank you!



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