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That’s correct. The patient was discharged home from the ED. She went home and did not meet LOS and so does not qualify as PTOS.In order for Stepdown or ICU to be qualifying criteria, the patient actually has to go to the unit.

Yes, if the injury occurs after the patient is in your hospital being treated, then that is not a qualifying injury. The idea is that those patients are being reviewed through another quality review in your hospital, so are not picked up for PTOS or NTDS.

In the documentation provided, it appears to me that the mechanism of injury is cat bite. PTOS inclusion does not consider the mechanism of injury, diagnoses only. There is no specific icd-10 diagnosis code related to the bite itself, such as a laceration code. Since there is no documented diagnosis that falls within the ICD-10 …

In both of your scenarios, since the patient has a diagnosis that falls within our inclusion code range, they should be considered for PTOS. Note, they will need to meet the LOS criteria or another portion of the inclusion criteria before you confirm them as PTOS.

This patient would not qualify as PTOS as the fracture is pathological. There is a separate pathologic and traumatic fracture category in ICD-10. Only traumatic fractures fall within the PTOS ICD-10 inclusion code range. Being lifted certainly could be a traumatic mechanism; however, in this situation, there was no injury.

That is correct. As long as the patient is placed on comfort care prior to leaving the ED or meeting another portion of the criteria (LOS, ICU, transfer, etc.) that patient will not be captured as PTOS due to our hospice patient exclusion. The patient in your scenario appears to meet this exclusion. As an …