From the Clinical Documentation Team
- Disease of multiple valves (e.g., tricuspid and aortic, mitral and aortic) is assumed to be rheumatic unless otherwise stated based on Coding Clinic 2nd Quarter 2019 page 5.
- Rheumatic heart disease and nonrheumatic heart valve disease are Vizient variables.
- Therefore, CDI will query provider if this is not specified in the documentation to avoid non-rheumatic multiple valve disease being reported as a rheumatic condition.
REMEMBER: Always answer CDI queries (They are here to help you!). Any questions for the clinical documentation team, please call Jean Banzhof, 717-544-4426.