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    Patients who have Cystic Fibrosis often have lung infections that require the use of strong IV antibiotics such as Vancomycin, Tobramycin, Cefamide, etc. I have researched these meds and Vancomycin is considered a "last resort" antibiotic since CF patients are usually resistant to amoxicillin etc. Would you choose "moderate" MDM in that the Physician is doing Pres. drug management or do you think that since they are "strong" antibiotics that you would choose "high" MDM? I think it should be moderate but others have disagreed. I would appreciate any feedback on this.

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    I would consider it moderate risk. When you get into the high risk category, the drug therapy requires intensive monitoring for toxicity. Just my two cents
    Melissa Tescher, CPC, CPMA, CEMC Compliance and Coding Specialist
    Willamette Valley Professional Services member National Advisory Board 2013-2015

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