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Ancillary Staff and Patient Histories
Q What portion of a visit can ancillary staff perform and document? Can they perform and document the history of present illness (HPI) or chief complaint (CC) if I read their documentation and notate that I have done so and agree with it?
A According to the 1995 and 1997 E&M documentation guidelines, the only portions of the history that may be recorded by the ancillary staff of a physician are the Review of Systems and Past/Family/Social History, and those portions must be reviewed by the physician. The physician must also write a statement supplementing or confirming the information recorded by the ancillary staff.
CMS recently clarified that only the physician or nonphysician practitioner who is conducting the E&M visit can perform the HPI and CC, stating that this is physician-level work and shall not be relegated to ancillary staff.
The ancillary staff may write down the HPI as the physician dictates and performs it. The physician shall review the information as documented, recorded, or scribed, and write a notation that she reviewed it for accuracy and did perform it, adding to it if necessary and signing her name.
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