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 one....my instincts tell me yes it codable on mds but i want to be sure......Can anyone help??? thanks
  2. Visit dbsue1954 profile page

    About dbsue1954

    Joined: Apr '06; Posts: 39; Likes: 10

    6 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.
  8. by   mlolsonny
    Quote from 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.
    Anticoagulant works with clotting factors, not just platelets as ASA and Plavix. christinaxrn hit the nail on the head!

Must Read Topics


close