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Item Focus: Follow These Tips for Flu Coding


- Published on Mon, Feb 05, 2018
Hint: The timing of flu diagnosis affects your MDS coding. You probably noticed that there’s no space for “influenza” in MDS Section I (Active Diagnoses). If a resident tests positive for flu, there are certain circumstances that must be met in order to include the diagnosis in the MDS. The MDS does have a space in Section I where you [...]


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