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Thread: Is this OK for Past Family History? (PFSH)

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    Default Is this OK for Past Family History? (PFSH)

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    I received a progress note which only stated "adopted" for past family history. Does this count at all?

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    Mesa Chapter


    I would say NO because per CMS it states that family history is a review of medical events in the patient's family, including diseases that may be hereditary or place the patient at risk

    So I would say no for just 'adopted'.

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    As the patient is adopted, we can credit it as family history if family history is non contributory to the presenting problem.
    Jagadish, CCS-P, CPC

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    Apr 2007
    Evansville Indiana

    Default adopted

    I would accept it because this would show why the family history was unobtainable.

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    Apr 2007
    North Carolina


    I agree with LeeAnn.

    Q 12. If the documentation states the patient is adopted, is that sufficient for the family history?

    A 12. Yes.


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    Mesa Chapter


    I agree as well.. since the MD is asking about the family hx.

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