Reduce risk of denial for CHF admissions using the Framingham Criteria for CHF diagnosis. Document these each and every time along with the following:
• Acute or Chronic or Acute on Chronic
• Systolic/HFrEF or Diastolic/HFpEF
*Must have both the acuity and etiology descriptors to accurately describe heart failure and receive full credit for the work you do.
|Acute pulmonary edema||Ankle edema|
|Cardiomegaly||Dyspnea on exertion (DOE)|
|Neck vein distension (JVD)||Nocturnal cough|
|Paroxysmal nocturnal dyspnea or orthopnea||Pleural effusion|
|Third heart sound gallop|
*Heart failure exacerbation is diagnosed when two major criteria or one major and two minor criteria are met.
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