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    Overland Park, KS
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    If a patient presents to the office for a prescription refill and the provider evaluates them prior to authorizing the refill, what risk would be assigned? I understand that we would code this with the appropriate E/M code based on the key components, but what risk would you assign under the MDM? If the problem is new to us and requires a script, would the risk be moderate, or if the patient is there for a previously treated problem (allergies, acne or scabies) and a refill is needed, would the mdm be low?

    Last edited by dballard2004; 03-03-2010 at 07:20 AM.
    Dawson Ballard, Jr., CPC, CEMC, CPMA, CCS-P, CPC-P, CRHC, AAPC Fellow

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