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Question: IVC filter reason for no VTE prophylaxis

If a patient has documentation on their chart that they have an IVC filter can I answer YES to Reason for no VTE prophylaxis-hospital admission?

Answer:

Documentation of an IVC filter is not a VTE prophylaxis option, but the patient could pass if there is physician documentation that "No VTE Prophylaxis needed" to indicate that the patient was evaluated for the need for prophylaxis.

Question Details
Focus area(s): Measure Algorithms – Technical (chart abstracted)
Related documents: VTE-01,
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