When a patient is in an LTC facility and leaves the facility to go to another for a procedure/test/etc, I am being told that I must code that procedure on our LTC chart. I have never heard of coding from another facilities records. Is there any guideline out there for this situation.

For example: Patient A is in a LTC facility receiving treatment for a decubitus ulcer. This patient is transferred to an IP facility and has a procedure (say an excisional debridement) and is returned to the LTC two days later. Because the procedure must be billed with the LTC facility bill, I am told to code the excisional debridement on our LTC chart.

Can I code from another facilities records for LTC?