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Exam CDIP topic 1 question 7 discussion

Actual exam question from AHIMA's CDIP
Question #: 7
Topic #: 1
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Patient is admitted with oliguria, pulmonary edema, and dehydration. Labs are remarkable for an elevated creatinine of 2.4, with a baseline of 1.1. Patient was hydrated for 48 hours with drop in creatinine. What would the appropriate action be?

  • A. No query is needed because the patient was dehydrated
  • B. Code acute renal failure since symptoms are there and documented
  • C. Query the physician to see if acute renal failure is clinically supported
  • D. Query the physician to see if acute renal failure with tubular necrosis is supported
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Suggested Answer: D 🗳️

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1 month, 1 week ago
Selected Answer: C
This is Because the Patient has sign and symptoms of ARF, Such as oliguria, pulmonary edema, and elevated creatinine but diagnosis is not documented in medical record, thus Query the physician to see if acute renal failure is clinically supported
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