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History of an E&M; Time based coding

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    Default History of an E&M; Time based coding
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    In the history component of an E&M, can different constitutional elements be counted towards a level? E.G., if a patient has fever, weight loss, stuffy nose, can we count all 3 towards the total elements for code determination?

    Also, on the face to face time based coding include viewing documents if still in with the patient, or are there other factors?

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    Default Are you asking about HPI?
    I'm confused by your question. But ...
    You ask E.G., if a patient has fever, weight loss, stuffy nose, can we count all 3 towards the total elements for code determination? I'm going to assume you are looking at the HPI. You would have LOCATION for "nose," and ASSOCIATED SIGNS/SYMPTOMS for "fever, weight loss."

    Hope that helps.

    F Tessa Bartels, CPC, CEMC

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