Would C-diff be a qualifying diagnosis when coding Multi-Drug Resistant Organism (MDRO) in I1700?
According to the Centers for Disease Control, C-diff is not considered a MDRO. Common MDRO’s include, Methicillin/oxacillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) , Vancomycin-resistant enterococci (VRE), Extended-spectrum beta-lactamases (ESBL’s), Penicillin-resistant Streptococcus pneumoniae (PRSP) and Multi-drug resistant Tuberculosis (MDR) TB.
Blog by Jessica Cairns, RN, RAC-CT, CMAC, Proactive Medical Review
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