New vs Acute CHF
We recently received a denial for acute CHF. The physician documented acute systolic HF. The patient had a new finding of an EF < 25% (no previous EF documented), was started on new medications of Losartan and Aldactone and was discharged home on a life vest.
Wondering what others do in this situation. Do you leave the Acute? Validate? Just curious how this can be called chronic when it's a new finding?