I was reading over the article of Coding Edge for this month. As I was looking at Case Example #2 on page 24-25, I was troubled, I have read in previous articles and been told at a recent conference, that if lab work was not retrieved before end of encounter then it would be counted as additional workup. So for this example under MDM scoring was 3pt for new patient, no additional workup. Can anyone tell me as to why it would not be new problem w/ additional work up since I cannot tell that lab is back by the end of encounter. I do not see the results of CBC, CHEM 7 or the UA.