I understand the argument it's just as a patient I think it stinks. I've taken my children in for ear infections just to get the amoxicillan (sp) that they'd taken many times over the years and if I would have been charge $182 for the visit I would have choked. All you need HPI "Her right ear has been hurting 2 days and we've put heat on it but no help. No fever. ROS "No rash, no cough. PMH: Gets 2-3 ear infections a year" New problem + RX=99214 What's not fair is the providers that give antibiotic for EVERY ear pain, sore throat or bug bite or pain meds for every back ache get a 99214 and then other providers that recommend over the counter or heat/ice get a 99213. The providers have picked up on this so guess what? Scripts are written 99% of the time. As for chronics...we've been told Vit D def and obesity can be counted as chronic so basically every person could in reality have 3 chronic dx's. I'm healthy but I have HTN but I'm also overweight and since I live in Oregon I have vit D deff (as do 75% of us in OR) Dr mentions all these and gives HTN med and 99214. I get it... I just don't like it.
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