Help practicode frustration: Ekgs

cyndizz34

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I AM WORKING IN THE PRACTICODE CASES AND KEEP MISSING WHEN TO CODE FOR A EKG AND WHEN NOT. HERE IS AN EXAMPLE OF SUCH CASE.

HISTORY OF PRESENT ILLNESS
23-yo new pt, who is 32 weeks pregnant and here for tachycardia, which is not affecting the pregnancy. She has had isolated episodes of this problem prior to pregnancy, however this has become more of an issue over the last several weeks. She notes episodes of tachycardia at rest associated with some shortness of breath. Prior to this, she has been healthy, physically active. She has been obese, weighing approximately 220 pounds prior to her pregnancy. She has not been hypertensive. She has no chest pain.


LABORATORY AND TESTS
EKG today is completely normal.

THIS IS A NEW PATIENT OFFICE VISIT AND THE EKG IS DONE. WHY WOULDNT YOU CODE FOR THE EKG? PLEASE HELP ME UNDERSTAND THIS.

THANK
 
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