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Lactic Acidosis Icd 10

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Invokamet - Coverage Resources - Icd-10 Support | Janssen Carepath

Easy access to the information you may need If youre a provider, youll want to get familiar with billing codes that went into effect October 1, 2015. While sample ICD-9-CM codes have been mapped to the latest ICD-10-CM codes so that coders can become familiar with the new codes, the ultimate responsibility for correct coding lies with the provider of services. The codes included in the charts below are not intended to be promotional, or toencourage or suggest a use of any drug that is inconsistent with FDA-approved use. Please refer to the current policy for the latest codes since these codes are subject to change. The codes provided are not intended to be exhaustive. Please consult your ICD-10 code book for additional information. Third-party reimbursement is affected by many factors. The content provided is for informational purposes only and is not intended to provide reimbursement or legal advice and does not promise or guarantee coverage, levels of reimbursement, payment, or charge. Similarly, all CPT* and HCPCS codes are supplied for informational purposes only and represent no promise or guarantee that these codes will be appropriate or that reimbursement will be made. It i Continue reading >>

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  1. One of our CDI noted an elevated lactic acid and queried the physician for a diagnosis. The patient did not have Sepsis. Our physician advisor said not to do that because the next lactic acid was normal. She said we should also be looking for the underlying cause of the lactic acidosis and not querying for the diagnosis. A diagnosis of lactic acidosis will give us a CC. Other CDI's have said that if the elevated lactic acid was treated, monitored or evaluated we should be querying for the diagnosis. Does anyone have any direction on how this should be handled?
    Is lactic acidosis always inherent in other conditions and that's what we should focus on?
    What can we pick up the diagnosis by itself as a CC / when should we query to get to documented in the chart?
    Are there any other clinical parameters we should be looking at when evaluating whether we should query such as the anion gap?
    Is there a specific treatment for metabolic acidosis?
    Thank you,
    Christine Butka RN MSN
    CDI Lead
    CentraState Medical Center
    Freehold, NJ

  2. What a timely comment. Recently, our coding auditor suggested that we should always keep an eye out for the cc "acidosis". It seems to me that lactic acidosis could be inherent to the disease process of sepsis and therefore should not be captured. Any thoughts?
    Yvonne B RN CDI Salinas, CA.

  3. Hello all! I agree, I believe lactic acidosis is inherent to sepsis. It is one of the most important indicators that gives the clnician a clue that sepsis may be present. Our fluid administration policy was actually developed on the lactic acid result: the higher the number, the more fluid we bolused (in non-CHF patients, of course). In cases were Sepsis is determined not to be present, we will query the provider, providing they treated or monitored the acidosis in some manner
    Shiloh

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