If the x-ray is for the hip specifically, I recommend using the BQ0 code. If it is a diagnostic x-ray that is of the entire pelvis that happened to identify a hip injury, that is when I would use the BW01ZZZ code. If you would like to send over the documentation you have, we can …
Please clarify the x-rays at referring facilities. If patient has a hip x-ray, there isn’t a specific code under the BW0 anatomical regions. Do you want us to use the BW01ZZZ for abdomen and pelvis or the BQ0 code that is specifically hip?
You may enter 1, yes. It sounds like you have documentation from the non-acute care hospital. If this is the case, you will enter 2, no, for is this a transfer patient element. But you will then enter 1, yes, for documentation available from outside facility on the Referring Facility tab.
For PTOS, the scene is the scene of injury. Therefore, it would be the patient’s home.
Please help me understand how to answer the Transport Provider question for this scenario. ALS on scene requested Life Flight. Life Flight arrives to a Landing Zone destination. ALS drives to landing zone with patient on board to meet Life Flight. Life Flight crew decides to board the ALS Ambulance and ride in that vehicle to the hospital. The helicopter was not used to transport the patient to the hospital. Please help me understand how to answer the Transport Provider question.
I recommend recording 3 – Ambulance/Helicopter Rendezvous as the Scene Provider and 1 – Ambulance as the Transport Provider. This may look a little strange so I also recommend that you utilize the Memo to include a note regarding this scenario (be sure to exclude any provider or patient identifiers from this free-text section). Life …
I have a patient transferred from a hospital by ambulance to us however during transport patient had a seizure and called for a helicopter to transport the rest of the way would we record this as ambulance/helicopter rendezvous or just helicopter?
This would meet ambulance/helicopter rendezvous, as both provided part of the transport from the referring facility to you.