I would give credit for pertinent info only.
E.g. Patient has a lesion on finger. Pt has seen PCP twice for this, with cryo treatment, but lesion returns. Pt now goes to see a dermatologist and that specialist requests medical records. If the specialist isn't specific in his/her request it's possible that the PCP office will send EVERYTHING. (I personally have had the same CPC since 1972!) Does the dermatologist really care that the patient had bronchitis in 1983? Is the dermatologist even going to read past the note where the lesion is first noted? No and not likely.
Hope that helps.
F Tessa Bartels, CPC, CEMC
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