In an acute care hospital, when is it appropriate to assign a code such as 794.31-nonspecific abnormal electrocardiogram? A.When the laboratory or testing report shows that the abnormal finding ...
... meets Uniform Hospital Discharge Data Set criteria. B.When the physician has documented the abnormal finding in the progress report. C.When the physician hasn't been able to arrive at a diagnosis, and the condition meets the guidelines for that particular code.or D.Its never appropriate to assign codes ...
D.Its never appropriate to assign codes of this type for an acute care setting.
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