Plavix coding in MDS

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    Was having a discussion on this with a coworker. In my understanding Plavix is an antiplatlet medicagtion so we would then not code it as an anticoagulant in the MDS. If anyone could put some input on this I would appreciate it.
    Thanks
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    Find out what the generic name for Plavix is, then read the coding instruction for Anticoagulant in N-6.
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    Quote from g8torlpn
    Was having a discussion on this with a coworker. In my understanding Plavix is an antiplatlet medicagtion so we would then not code it as an anticoagulant in the MDS. If anyone could put some input on this I would appreciate it.
    Thanks
    If you look in the RAI manual it actually states that plavix is a noncodeable anticoag. I know because I was coding it until I needed to look at the manual and there it was!
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    I have asked that question from several and answer is always same no you can not.


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