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March 12, 2021

I have a patient who was tested for COVID-19 during their hospital stay. Their first test came back positive, however the following two tests they had were both negative. The doctors documented the results as a false positive. When entering this into the additional PTSF element field, would this be considered a negative diagnosis? I just want to make sure that I am capturing this appropriately.

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 would have reported positive.

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