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    I'm trying to see if someone can help me with where I can find some guidelines as to what office visit componets can be carried over from the last visit as far as a 'template' goes without making it look like we just carried it over and "copied and pasted". Anyone know?? I would so appreciate your help!

    Amanda, CPC
    Anesthesia coder

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    Join Date
    Apr 2007
    Athens, Ga.


    You can copy and paste elemnts from previous visits IF you make a note where and when they were copied from and that there were no changes.

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    Join Date
    Apr 2007
    Springfield, MO


    Anything related to the review of systems and past family and social history may be referenced to include a date and location so long as any changes are noted.

    This information is in CMS Documentation Guidelines.

    As far as the exam, this cannot be carried over unless it was actually performed on that date of service.

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    Apr 2007


    yep, ROS and PFS history can be updated from previous visit as long as its documented that there are no changes from (previous date of service).
    Dawnelle Beall, CPC, CPMA, CPC-I
    Licensed AAPC PMCC Instructor
    AAPC ICD-10CM Certified Trainer

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