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    Default Prescription Mgmt?
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    This is a first one for me.

    New patient to our Pain Mgmt practice. Patient has a BKA due to diabetes/HTN. The current prosthesis is worn, cracked, etc. Physician writes a new script for prosthesis.

    Credit RX Mgmt? Leaning towards "no"...

    Thanks!
    Last edited by RebeccaWoodward*; 03-18-2010 at 02:26 PM.

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    Rebecca,
    Interesting question.

    I agree that this is NOT Rx management. My table of risk specifies "prescription drug management" and a prosthesis isn't a drug.

    We run into similar conundrum when our burn patients get a script for a Jobst garment ... it's not a drug, but it can't be obtained without a prescription. (And, no, we do not count it as "Prescription drug management" in the table of risk.)

    Hope that helps.

    F Tessa Bartels, CPC, CEMC

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    I tend to agree with you, since technically anyone could actually buy a prosthesis if they wanted to. I would consider this over the counter and Low risk.

    thanks,
    JENNIFER WESTFALL, RHIT, CPC, CGSC

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    Thank you Tessa and Jennifer~

    I agree with both of your comments. Thanks so much!

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