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    hi,
    correct me if i am wrong . If a physician assess a problem whether it's a new problem or an existing problem he can bill for it correct.

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    Are you talking about putting it on a claim as a diagnosis? Or do you mean "assess" as in do an evaluation and management service???? Please explain further
    Linda Vargas, CPC, CPCO, CPMA, CPC-I, CEMC,CCC, AAPC Fellow
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    2018 Chapter President, Kansas City, MO

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    Hi,
    I am under the impression that if it is addressed that it can be billed as a diagnosis on the claim form.
    Thanks in advance

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    If the provider addresses the problem, or it affects a problem that is is addressing (a chronic condition, for example), then you could code it.

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    If the ONLY place the problem is "addressed" is in the Assessment/Plan then I would not code it.

    If the E/M of the problem was documented in the body of the note (history, exam and MDM), then I would code it.

    F Tessa Bartels, CPC, CEMC

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