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Question: Reason for Not Initiating IV Thrombolytic

Would the following documentation be sufficient to select "Yes" for Reason for Not Initiating IV Thrombolytic? ED physician and Neurologist state "The pt is not a candidate for tpa therapy".

Answer:

Yes. Reasons must be explicitly documented by the MD/APN/PA or pharmacist and linked with thrombolytic therapy. The reason, ie. "not a candidate", is linked with t-PA in the example provided.

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Focus area(s): Chart Abstracted Measure Specifications – Clinical
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