• If this is your first visit, be sure to check out the FAQ & read the forum rules. To view all forums, post or create a new thread, you must be an AAPC Member. If you are a member and have already registered for member area and forum access, you can log in by clicking here. If you've forgotten your username or password use our password reminder tool. To start viewing messages, select the forum that you want to visit from the selection below.
  • We’re introducing new features and a new look to make the forums easier to use and more valuable to you. See what's new and let us know what you think!

Upper Respiratory Infection

Messages
5
Best answers
0
Can a provider diagnosis a patient with an Upper Respiratory Infection if the physical examinations shows everything as normal but the patient claims to be having some of the symptoms such as runny nose or cough? :confused:
 

mitchellde

True Blue
Messages
13,291
Location
Columbia, MO
Best answers
0
The provider can diagnose a patient with any dx at anytime. It is not up to us to question how or why a diagnosis has been determined, as long as it is documented then we can code it. However it must be documented not just a code number.
 
Top