Well ... it depends ....
I look at the documentation as a whole. If there was any lab work or Xray, or the treatment include Rx or advice on what to watch for (i.e. cyst ... increased swelling, decreased range of motion, fever, pain, etc) then I consider it a new problem without additional work up. If the physician examined patient and records something like, "This should resolve in a few days; call if problems" then I consider it self-limiting.
Hope that helps.
F Tessa Bartels, CPC, CEMC
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