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    Default Past History

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    I'm new to ED coding and I have heard that we can not use past history for DX. So I just want to double check and see if this is correct..


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    You cannot use past hx as a primary dx. Hx only reported if pertinent to the encounter. You should have a Chief complaint or you can refer to signs and symptoms. Hope this helps.

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    Apr 2007


    Yes it does. I like to have 4 DX and I know to use the CC and signs and symptoms.

    Thank You!!

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