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    Red face Can I take HPI elements from ROS?

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    I am missing the whole HPI in a chart but I have a complete ROS. Dr no longer works for our hospital so I can't send chart back to him to complete. I know I can take elements from HPI to use for ROS, but can I take elements from ROS and use them for the HPI?

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    I don't think you can Vanessa..review the 1995 documentation guidelines for e/m services

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    Default My opinion...you can't

    The provider must document the HPI and in this case, there isn't any. Ancillary staff can obtain the ROS or the patient can complete a form indicating positive/negative. How do you use information that can be delegated to ancillary staff (ROS) and use it for information that requires provider involvement (HPI)?

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