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    I am wanting to get some opinions out there....

    I have a note I am auditing where I have a statement that I am using for hpi as quality. Patient states he is doing and feeling well since last visit. This is a f/u visit. In the past I have used that statement as Quality?

    I've been to seminars where that statement was used as quality as well, in this particular case it is the differance between a 99214 and 99215?

    Would you consider this statement to be quality? What other things would you count as a quality statement other than the obvious sharp, dull, constant , intermittent, improved/worsening.

    Any takers.
    Roxanne Thames CPC, CPC-I, CEMC
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    I consider this quality. This was one of examples provided in AAPC's PMCC manual and also by couple of MACs.
    Thanks,
    Jagadish, CCS-P, CPC

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    Yes, I would consider this quality.

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    Based on this statement alone, no I would not count this as a quality. Quality is a a description of the symptom, this statement is to general in my opinon. Now if there was something specific they were talking about then maybe I would count it but it really seems more like severity to me.

    For quality I also count things like "yellow drainage", "spotty rash", etc.. in addition to the stabbing, dull, etc..

    Constant and intermittent are elements of timing and improved/worsening are severity.

    Laura, CPC, CPMA, CEMC

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    Quote Originally Posted by katmryn78 View Post
    Based on this statement alone, no I would not count this as a quality. Quality is a a description of the symptom, this statement is to general in my opinon. Now if there was something specific they were talking about then maybe I would count it but it really seems more like severity to me.

    For quality I also count things like "yellow drainage", "spotty rash", etc.. in addition to the stabbing, dull, etc..

    Constant and intermittent are elements of timing and improved/worsening are severity.

    Laura, CPC, CPMA, CEMC
    Thanks Laura for your input... I am now doing e/m coding for a cancer center. I am stumbling upon alot of new terminology that I was not used to in the past. I'm actually looking for sometype of seminar for onocology coding?
    Roxanne Thames CPC, CPC-I, CEMC
    rthamescpci@gmail.com


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    I work in oncology and we don't ususally have anything in the HPI that we can count for quality.
    Ann Campbell, CPC

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