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Outpatient clinic coding-risk factors

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    Want your opinion. Clinic note says

    780.79 Generalized weakness due to risk factors for CAD (HTN, hyperlipidemia,DM)- feel she needs cardiac evaluation.

    Am I correct that I can only code the weakness, HTN, HLD, and DM? I can't code CAD right, since it is only risk factors?

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    I feel you are absolutely right. CAD is not needed to code, as it is not yet evaluated.
    Last edited by gouripathare; 08-27-2014 at 06:28 PM. Reason: incomplete sentence

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