Coding Hospital GIP's
Our hospice has a fair number of hospital GIP admissions in a large city area. The diagnosis vary from CVA, ICH, traumatic and non-traumatic SDH (bleeds versus falls), to hangings, suicides and GSW. Often the patient has been in the hospital for a lengthy period of time (say more than two weeks.) We follow the guidelines to the best of our understanding, but often feel confused as to sequencing and actual diagnosis based on the time frame. How do other city area hospices approach this issue? It would be nice to have an AHCC monthly topic on this.