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Polypharmacy-Any suggestions

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    Sprinfield, Il #21711
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    Any suggestions on how you would code "Polypharmacy"?

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    What was this visit about exactly? What conditions are present that the patient needs to be on multiple medications? ...hypertension, diabetes, a fib, etc.? I wouldn't worry to much about the phrase "polypharmacy" it just means the patient is on too many multiple drugs (rx and/or otc), more than necessary, that are actually needed. I would be inclined to use the diagnosis codes for the reason they are on the meds in the first place...

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    Sprinfield, Il #21711
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    Thanks for your input!

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