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In Episode 77, Paula Digby answers three anonymous questions from an inpatient rehabilitation perspective. First, the patient who had a spinal cord injury in the past and is back, is the new admission related to SCI or NTSCI? Second, a rehab patient with COPD, but is that COPD or COPD exacerbated? Finally, an IRF team PPS and coding are in not agreement regarding a “likely” diagnosis in the chart. What is the correct way to report this?

Congratulations to today’s winner from a facility in South Georgia! This fab mugshot is Kellie, Donna and Abby!

 

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