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Author: Preview Account Views: 2230 Created: 2010-11-10 13:34 Last Updated: 2010-11-18 09:59


Regarding ARTIFICIAL RESPIRATION I understand that we code (count hours) only in cases were the patient is intubated or tracheotomised.
What about oxygen supply provided with mask (not mechanically supported) and the patient is not intubated or tracheotomised. Do we count and code the hours?

 

HIO TEAMĀ“s ANSWER:

According to the coding guidelines S01 (pg. 20) "Oxygen insufflation and/or inhalation via mask systems is however not included". Therefore, the hours of oxygen supply with mask should not be counted and coded.