A relevant 'Condition present on admission indicator' shall be assigned to each ICD-10-AM code recorded for an episode of care that complies with the specific guidelines for correct assignment of 'Diagnostic code (ICD-10-AM)'. The guidelines are published in the current edition of ICD-10-AM Australian Coding Standards.
1 Yes - Condition present on admission to the current episode of care
- a condition such as the presenting problem, a co morbidity, or chronic disease and in the case of neonates, the condition(s) present at birth
- a previously existing condition not diagnosed until the current episode of care
2 No - Condition arises during the current episode of care
- a condition which arises during the current episode of care and would not have been present on admission
- a condition where the documentation does not support assignment to 1 or 2