Coding Respiratory Failure
Author: Leisch, Monica RHIA, CDIP, CCS
Source: Journal of AHIMA
Publication Date: June 2019
By Monica Leisch, RHIA, CDIP, CCS
Consider the following scenario: a patient is admitted through the emergency department (ED) with acute shortness of breath. The ED notes and history and physical document acute respiratory failure. Blood gases show an oxygen level of 75, pCO2 lev....