Well, you've got a good start by focusing on the presenting problem to help identify where you fall on the table of risk. But that's only one component of MDM, which is only one of the key elements for determining your level of service.
I find it interesting that you'd expect 88% of your subsequent hospital visits to show inadequate response up to and including major complications. But that's a hazard of focusing on just the presenting problem for the table of risk.
You say that much of what is coded as 99232 should really be 99231. On what do you base that? Look at where your documentation is failing to meet 99232 standard and see if you find a pattern.
I hope that helps.
F Tessa Bartels, CPC, CEMC
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