congenital heart diseases
I know I have asked something similar to this, but I am trying to put together a really strong educational document of when to code and when not to code congenital heart diseases to discuss with our coding team, because the coding team and I differing views on many of these...Would love any input that you have (and references if you have them )...
- when do you code HLHS/HRHS/Tricuspid atresia/aortic coarction/hypoplastic aortic arch (i.e patient is post Fontan do you still code the HLHS- why/whynot?
- Which of these is fixed with surgery, which do you consider a lifelong issue (i.e would code for the lifetime of the patient
.....also, may use some of this info in my CHD presentation at national conference.
thanks for the help and feel free to email me if that is easier
Leah Savage, MSN, RN, CCDS