Flashcards in Chapter 13: Diseases of the Respiratory System Deck (10):
-Acute viral infection of the respiratory tract
-Classified according to the type of influenza
virus and the respiratory conditions it produces
Only code __ cases of influenza
Only code confirmed cases of the flu virus classifiable to categories J09 or J10.
- Identified virus MUST be confirmed by the providers documentation
If doctor documents says "suspected, possible, or probably" avian influenza H1N1
do not code specific code.
CODE flue due to unspecified influenza virus
only use when organism is NOT provided
Ventilator Associated Pneumonia (VAP)
J95.851 should only be coded when the dr specifically states that the pneumonia is associated with the ventilator.
-HAS TO BE LINKED
Can a patient have one type of pneumonia and have VAP developed with them not being linked?
Pneumonia POA and then develops VAP- coded?
1. pneumonia POA
2. J95.851 VAP
-is a consequence of another disease
-Inability of the respiratory system to supple adequate oxygen to maintain proper metabolism or to eliminate carbon dioxide
-Acute, chronic, and acute-on-chronic forms
Under what circumstances can “status asthmaticus” be used with the J45 category codes?
When documented by the physician