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When you are auditing an e/m visit and the provider has in the HPI Hyperactive thyroid, Anxiety, Depression would you categorize the Anxiety and Depression as 1 chronic condition or 2? So you would only give credit for 2 chronic conditions in the HPI or 3??

Hope this makes sense!

Thank you,

Abby
 

Chelle-Lynn

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If the provider documentation the status of each of the conditions then I would count anxiety and depression as two separate conditions. For example:

- Anxiety; patient indicates anxiety has improved with the on going use of medication

- Depression; patient states depression is about the same with no improvement or worsening

Each chronic condition requires a status, so if they are listed separately with each condition and status noted then it meets the criteria.
 
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Chelle-lynn,

They document Hyperactive thyroid helped with medication, Anxiety helped with medication, Depression taking medication as directed-Do you feel this is sufficient?

Thank you,

Abby
 
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