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October 29, 2021

I have a patient who is admitted to the hospital and undergoes a COVID screening the same day which is negative. Two weeks prior to the patient’s admission they had a positive COVID testing. What do I record in the custom PTSF field? Should I send the question to NTDB to see if it should be included in the dx? I checked the guidelines and can’t find anything in the 2021 guidelines on covid or the guidelines.

For the PTOS, we recommend you record NO. While we do accept test results from prior to admission, a negative test on arrival at your hospital should be recorded with a NO response for the COVID-19 data element. We also recommend you do reach out to the NTDB for clarification regarding their specific COVID-19 data collection requirements.

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