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June 25, 2021

Question about radiology studies performed in resuscitative phase- (under acute care section)- If there is a portable chest x-ray done and also x-ray of foot (does not say portable) – can I still put “1” yes, for was patient monitored during radiology? Or do ALL of the plain films need to be monitored for a yes response? The book is not specific or should I assume it means all radiology studies done in the resuscitative phase?

If the patient has multiple x-rays performed, there needs to be documentation of portable for all or documentation of the presence of the RN or CRNA, patient vital signs, and/or care rendered must be present for all x-rays that are not performed portable. If this is not the case, you should report 2, no, for this data element.

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