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Always remember to dig deeply in documentation whenever you assign the POA indicator

Briefings on Coding Compliance Strategies, February 1, 2011

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How often have you encountered this frustrating, yet all-too-common scenario? 

You’re coding a record, and the documentation of a patient’s stage III pressure ulcer isn’t clear enough for you to determine whether the ulcer is POA. More importantly, what do you do?

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