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If this second encounter is based on the same injury due to the fall as the first encounter, you will not capture as PTOS. If there is documentation that there was a new injury mechanism (i.e. another fall), the patient would be considered for PTOS as long as there was also a diagnosis that falls …

Appendix 15 are examples for our solitary hip fracture exclusion. In order for a patient to meet this exclusion the patient must sustain a solitary hip fracture from a fall on the same level. It does not sound like from the information you provided that the patient fell. Therefore, the patient would not meet the …

It all comes down to the ICD-10-CM diagnosis code. Lacerations do typically fall within our ICD-10-CM inclusion code range. It is the superficial abrasions and contusions that are excluded. If the patient has an ICD-10-CM diagnosis code that falls within the PTOS inclusion code range AND the patient meets another portion of the criteria (i.e. …

No, if the injuries are due to the disease then you won’t pick it up. Another example would be osteophytes on a vertebra. You can pick up a fractured vertebra, but not a fractured osteophyte.

If the patient is in an acute care hospital, and falls, that record won’t meet inclusion criteria. In other locations such as a SNF, residential care, or a psychiatric center that is not an acute care hospital, those do qualify for inclusion.

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.