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Pulmonology Coding Alert

Reader Question:
Know Which Documentation to Maintain for Vent Management

Question: What documentation is necessary when reporting vent management? New Mexico Subscriber Answer: In terms of documentation, the physician should record the ventilator settings and adjustments. This includes the initial or current vent settings, any changes to those, and recommendations and/or orders relating to the vent setting changes. Once you know how your pulmonologist administered the ventilation, look at when [...]

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