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Author: Admin DRG FAQ Views: 2494 Created: 2010-10-25 11:41 Last Updated: 2010-10-29 10:00

What shall I do if I know that there was a procedure but I don't know the date?

Nikolai von Schroeders answers:

If there have not been procedures in the operation theater on two or more days you are allowed to use the day of admittance for the procedure with the unknown date.

Be careful, if operations have been performed on two or more different days: For this reason it is important to collect the correct dates of the different operations.

New note from HIO:

As of today 25/10//2010, entering a date for each procedure is no longer mandatory, however, coders should make every effort to obtain and enter procedure dates for operations.