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With no secondary payor, you can now enter “9 None”. This is a new option to report for 2021 admissions instead of n/a or leaving blank.

It depends. Some fields have checks that won’t allow blanks, while others you can pass through. Registrars may use the discharge destination specify field in specific situations listed in the manual (one example is to enter Home when discharge to SNF which is patient’s residence). Otherwise, can be left blank. This field used to be …

Your best practice is to delete the second record entirely, and not reuse the number. If it was already copied over into v5 with the interface, then you want to delete it there as well. If you haven’t submitted to us yet, we will not need to delete here. But before you delete, ensure that …

The best resource to use for this is the PTOS Element History. In the Comments column it will note if the element is an optional element. Note on the Element History that elements titled in blue are current; elements with no highlight are retired.

You can absolutely use the yellow memo field after the diagnosis tab in Collector! It is the only memo field that transfers information to PTSF. We often suggest using it to describe unusual scenarios (additional prehospital info, for example), not just for diagnoses. However, please do NOT include any patient or provider identifiers in this …

You are correct that TRISS will not calculate for every patient. TRISS EOE, which is a Pennsylvania specific estimated TRISS used in these situations, is planned to be included in the next software platform.

With physician documentation of a false positive, and negative test results following, you will enter negative. With patients now being tested multiple times during their stay, if they test positive at any point, we are directing to record a positive result. If you did not have the physician documentation and negative result confirmation, then you …

If your facility has recorded a positive test on the patient, then record positive. With patients now being tested multiple times during their stay, if they test positive at any point, you will record a positive result.