Could you please send me the instructions for COVID rules for PTSF and TQIP?Could you please send me the instructions for COVID rules for PTSF and TQIP?
If you are looking for instruction booklet, a user guide was sent out back in March for setup of the PTOS COVID element. We are happy to send a copy.
The NTDB has a video instruction, the link is on this page under “Reporting COVID-19”
If you are looking for the definitions: We did add clarification to the manual for reporting the PTOS COVID test result status, I have included the entire definition below in case you haven’t downloaded the updated July manual. You do report test results for PTOS, patient may have been tested at lab, referring facility or your facility. Test result must be within 30 days prior to arrival. This is for the PCR result only, not antibody testing. This applies to all patients with arrival of April 1, 2020 and later.
For NTDB, they are collecting through ICD-10 codes; required for applicable patients from Jan. 1, 2020
There was a patch sent out to be installed which would allow entry into the narrative and show the text.
•NTDB reporting for Positive or Suspected COVID-19
U07.1 for Confirmed Positive COVID-10
Z20.828 for Suspected COVID-19
Must be documented as “suspected”, “possible”, “probable”, or “inconclusive”
Do not code if confirmed test result (code positive or no code if ruled out)
Do not code just for exposure
Do not enter “negative” results
(REQUIRED FOR ALL TRAUMA CTRS)
• This is a temporary element and is REQUIRED to complete starting with 4/1/2020 admissions
• Instructions to add to your registry provided separately
• This element IS transmitted to Central Site; it is not imported into v5 Outcomes.
This will be recorded under the Misc tab, PTSF Reserved Subtab – element PTSF03
• It must be PTSF03
• Menu is to be entered as directed
• This element may not be blank, “?”, or “/”
• This element must be completed on all patients with EDA of 4/1/2020 or later
• This result refers to the active virus testing (PCR), not antibody testing
NOTE: When this is complete, there will be no element name or question on the screen. When you click in the field next to PTSF03, you will see the menu options that you have entered.
4 Menu Options:
1 - YES = Positive COVID19
2 - NO = Negative COVID19
3 - Not Tested
4 - Unknown