To code or not to code??

  1. We have a new admission post hip fracture admitted on the anticoagulation drug Xarelto.I am not sure if this is coded as an anticoagulant .Plavix is a non codeable anticoagulant and i am not sure about this instincts tell me yes it codable on mds but i want to be sure......Can anyone help??? thanks
  2. 5 Comments

  3. by   NEW2MDS
    i code it... hopefully im not alone!
  4. by   dbsue1954
    Found the answer...yes code it checked with rai coordinator at state and mds consultant....heparing/warfarin based CODE! could not get ahold of anyone earlier.calls returned after i posted!
  5. by   silverbat
    I'm curious..... what rationale did the RAI coordinator use when differentiating between Xeralto and Plavix? WHy is one code-able and not the other?
  6. by   dbsue1954
    apparently palvix is not warfarin based and Xeralto is???
  7. by   christinaxrn
    Rivaroxaban (Xarelto) is classified as an anti-coagulant just like warfarin and clopidogrel (Plavix) is classified as an anti-platelet drug. Always go with proper classifications and not what the drug was ordered for. Hope this helps.

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