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calicoder10

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For a commercial insurance, would "55 y/o female presents to the ED with c/o of bilateral hands." Is this acceptable? All other area's are detailed and the visit qualifies a 99285.

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For a commercial insurance, would "55 y/o female presents to the ED with c/o of bilateral hands." Is this acceptable? All other area's are detailed and the visit qualifies a 99285.

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I am not sure what it is that you are asking? The statement above to me is a Chief Complaint - not enough elements for an extended HPI - which you need for a 99285. And unless you missed part of the statement, it looks like the patient is there because she has two hands!! What is wrong with her hands?

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Definitely not enough HPI elements for that level of code. Time, severity, moderating factors etc need to be noted for it to comply with what's needed.

Tom Cheezum, O.D., CPC
 
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