Prescription drug management

cooper1

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Does an active decision not to prescribe medication, constitute “prescription drug management”

Clinical scenario:
Patient presents with a tick bite. Tick has been on for 12 hours. Tick is removed. Physician documents “I do not believe that the patient needs diagnostic testing or antibiotic treatment at this time.”

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Tracey
 

Chelle-Lynn

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For the provider to be able to be credited for prescription drug management he would have to either prescribe a new medication or "manage" (continue prescription, adjust prescription, discontinue prescription) a current drug. In this case he determined that a prescription was not necessary, therefore he is not credited as the service was not needed.

Good question!
 
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