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coder21

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How would you code this 99232 or 99233? Thank you

Hospitalist Progress Note (Inpatient Stay)

History: Patient continues to have severe nausea and abd pain, RUQ. Well known history of DM.

Exam: Moderate distress. BP 123/84, HR 88, RR 21

Respiratory: Lungs clear

Cardiovascular: Mild Tachycardia

GI: RUQ Tenderness, steatorrhea

PSYCH: Awake and oriented

NEURO: No tremors

Labs: NA 135, K 4.1, C02 31, BUN 30, creatinine 0.8, glucose 104, HGB 13, HCT 30, PLT 212

Impression:

Chronic Pancreatitis

Type 2 DM

Tachycardia



Plan:

Cont. NPO Status

Cont. IV fluids

Start IV Dilaudid, 1 mg Q 4H, PRN.
 

coder21

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Thank you. I was told 99233. Because for the MDM they counted 4 points in the number of dx and high on the table of risk for the parenteral controlled substance but I don't see this and the person has answered any of my questions yet.
 
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