Tag: symptoms

COVID-19 Training for Employees

As more and more organizations bring employees back on-site, including those that always kept employees on-site, we must continue to be aware of COVID-19 and what it means for employers and employees as the economy picks back up. In particular, employers still have an obligation under the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) to provide […]

Q&A: Querying for acute respiratory failure

Q: Acute respiratory failure is consistently one of our top denied diagnoses. We’ve tried to address common documentation errors through education but are still seeing issues. How can our CDI staff and coders create more effective queries for this condition? A: The main reason I see for acute respiratory failure denials is a lack of […]

CDC Issues Guidance on Isolation, Precautions for COVID-19

The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recently issued new guidance titled “Duration of Isolation and Precautions for Adults with COVID-19.” The guidance is noteworthy for employers. Previously, the CDC had generally indicated that individuals could potentially return to work following a positive test after spending 14 days in isolation and being fever-free […]

California Employers Receive Guidelines for Responding to Virus Outbreaks

The Employer Playbook for a Safe Reopening, issued by Governor Gavin Newsom and the California Department of Public Health (CDPH), offers guidance to help businesses reopen and provide a safe, clean environment for employees and customers. The following article highlights key provisions in the guidance for managing a COVID-19 outbreak in the workplace. Managing an Outbreak […]

COVID-19 presents atypical symptoms in older adults, experts say

Older adults with COVID-19 may not experience the same symptoms as the rest of the population. The three telltale symptoms of the disease include: fever, persisting cough, and shortness of breaths. Older adults may not exhibit any of these symptoms, doctors warn. Instead, older adults may experience drowsiness, confusion, or decreased appetite, among other things. […]