Results 1 to 4 of 4

Auditing question

  1. #1
    Location
    High Point Chapter
    Posts
    2
    Red face Auditing question
    Exam Training Packages
    I have an auditing question. We have a patient who has come
    > in for a consultation with our oncologist for Stage II breast cancer
    > who recently had surgery for 2 separate areas of moderately
    > differential infiltrating ductal breast cancer. She is recovering
    > postoperatively and has come in for evaluation of adjuvant treatment.
    > The opinion was that she was not a candidate for chemotherapy based on
    > age and comorbidities. My question is: Under the Table of Risk,
    > Present Problems do you think this would be conidered High risk? We
    > have been discussing and come up with conflicting answers. I would
    > appreciate any enlightenment in this area.
    >
    > Thank you for your help.
    >

    >
    > ---
    > ---
    > ---------------------------------------------------------------------
    >

  2. #2
    Default
    I think either of the following examples they give could cover this situation. One or more chronic illnesses with severe exacerbation, progression, or side effects of treatment or that it poses a threat to life or bodily function.

    I could see where breast cancer in patient not able to undergo chemo would be justified as high risk.

    Just my opinion,

    Laura, CPC

  3. #3
    Location
    Seacoast- Dover New Hampshire
    Posts
    609
    Default
    I agree with Laura. She sounds high risk.
    Karen Barron, CPC
    Hampton New Hampshire Chapter

  4. #4
    Location
    High Point Chapter
    Posts
    2
    Talking Auditing question...
    Thank you both for you quick reply...just needed someone else's opinion

Similar Threads

  1. Question on auditing
    By ayen in forum Employment General Discussion
    Replies: 0
    Last Post: 10-15-2010, 05:21 PM
  2. Auditing Question
    By Aledford in forum Medical Coding General Discussion
    Replies: 2
    Last Post: 05-11-2010, 11:52 AM
  3. Auditing Question -
    By Love Coding! in forum Auditing General Discussion
    Replies: 0
    Last Post: 04-30-2010, 11:17 AM
  4. auditing question
    By EMACHORRO in forum Auditing General Discussion
    Replies: 6
    Last Post: 03-10-2010, 03:00 PM
  5. Auditing E/M question
    By codegirl0422 in forum E/M
    Replies: 4
    Last Post: 02-27-2008, 11:57 PM

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •  
Enjoying Our Forums?

AAPC forums are a benefit of membership. Joining AAPC grants you unlimited access, allowing you to post questions and participate with our community of over 150,000 professionals.

Join Now Continue Reading Without Full Access

Already a Member?

Login

Close Message

In addition to full participation on AAPC forums, as a member you will be able to:

  • Access to the largest healthcare job database in the world.
  • Join over 150,000 members of the healthcare network in the world.
  • Be a part of an industry leading organization that drives the business side of healthcare.
  • Save anywhere from 10%-50% with exclusive member discounts on courses, books, study materials, and conferences.
  • Access to discounts at hundreds of restaurants, travel destinations, retail stores, and service providers. AAPC members also have opportunities to save on heath, life, and liability insurance.
  • Become a member of a local chapter and attend regular meetings.