I will clarify my question. I am trying to figure out the level of medical decision making.
This patient is an established patient with either diabetes or hypertension (not both). They come in for their follow up visit for either the HT or the DM and are stable.
I understand that I don't have to use MDM according to the coding guidelines because I only need 2 of the 3 components that include HX, Exam, and MDM)...But, in this scenario I WANT to use MDM as one of the components.
So, if for example, let say that the other 2 components (exam and HX) meet a level 99213 BUT I'm not using both of those components because I want to use MDM as one of the 2 components, does this meet a level 99212 or a level 99213 in regards to the MDM?