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    Question Tetanus and MDM

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    Can someone please explain to me why a tetanus shot would be considered prescription drug management when trying to find the level of Medical Decision Making? I know that the patient had to get it from the doctor but this just doesnt seem right to me and maybe with a little information I may be able agree with this. Thanks!
    Last edited by TaylorTot; 02-12-2009 at 09:59 AM.

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    I don't see that as prescription drug management, but there is usually a reason the physician updated the tetanus. I would need more information to see medical decision making, but again receiving a tetanus shot just doesn't sit well with me under Prescription Drug Management. Also remember that the Table of Risk is more of a guide to what is happening with the patient. I would again believe that the physician would have more information documented to support Medical Decision Making.

    Hope that helps.
    Susan Ward, CPC, COC, CPC-I, CEMC, CPCD, CPRC
    AAPC ICD-10 Expert Trainer

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    Thank you. I do not agree with it either but in another forum someone says that it is. I wanted clarification but I was having a hard time agreeing with it. I have asked many people and now you all agree that it is not.

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