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MDM Work Sheet

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    Need a better understanding on MDM Work sheet for section "Number of diagnoses OR treatment option":
    For the first option "Self-limited or minor(Stable,improve or worsening) this work sheet indicates in colum B for number max = 2 then colum C for points 1.
    How this works,any input will be appreciated.

    Thanks

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    The max = 2 in Column B indicates that you can only count 2 self-limited or minor problems at the most. The 1 in Column C is the number of points allowed per problem - so if you had 2 self-limited diagnosis then you would multiply that times the 1 and you would have 2 points in Column D.

    A new problem without work-up is also limited - to only 1 diagnosis - so the most points you could get for that would be 3. The other columns are not limited to number, so if your doctor was treating 4 established problems that were stable, the points in column D would be 4 or if they were 4 established problems that were worsening, the points in D would total 8.

    Hopefully this makes sense!
    Jodi Dibble, CPC

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    Thanks you, appreciate you explaining beyond my question to cover that section, doesmakes sense for me.
    Thanks

  4. Default Worsening language - location in report?
    Does it matter WHERE in the report the worsening language is found for a particular diagnosis? For example, does it have to be stated in the Assessment where the diagnosis is listed; or can I abstract the worsening language from the HPI (or elsewhere in the report)?

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    We accept worsening if it is clear from the overall documentation that the problem is worsening. IT would be nice if it was clearly stated in the A and P, but this does not always happen.

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