Septic Shock and Severe Sepsis how to mark POA
If a patient comes in with severe sepsis which would be POA, but then later develops septic shock and (in this case) died. The severe sepsis and septic shock are a combo code, so how do I mark the POA? Would it be marked yes? Or not present on admission since the shock was not but the sepsis was? Thanks for any help you can give.