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    Default New problem question

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    I'm interested in knowing others' opinions. In the medical Decison Making area, for a pt seen in consult or as a new pt and the decision was made to bring the pt to sx, would you consider this a New problem, no additonal workup planned or New problem, additional workup planned?
    adrianne, cpc

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    Apr 2007
    Milwaukee WI

    Default Diagnostic Procedure or Treatment?

    If the surgery is for a diagnostic procedure then YES it's additional work-up.

    If the surgery is for treatment of the problem, then NO it's not additional work-up.

    F Tessa Bartels, CPC, CEMC

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