You should only be coding problems the provider is addressing.
Pt came in with a cough. The provider list PMHx as history of htn and prostate ca, but in the A&P the provider is only addressing the cough and treating it with medicine. The htn and prostate ca should not be used; however if they had found that during the Physical Exam that the patient's blood pressure was high and decided to adjust the htn meds then you could use htn
To my knowledge you should not be using the PMHx dx's to upcode. This could cause big issues. The problem needs to be addressed whether monitoring it, ordering labs, etc.
Hope this helps
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