By George W. Brett, MD
Chief Medical Officer, Capstone Performance Systems

 

It is unlikely that a clinician would overlook properly documenting a patient with neurologic quadriplegia resulting from a cervical spine injury. However, somewhat less obvious might be functional quadriplegia that results from a patient’s severe weakness. This condition is the inability to move due to disability or frailty caused by another medical condition but not from direct physical injury or damage to the brain or spinal cord (ACP Hospitalist Coding…

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