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    Default new coder needs help with HPI

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    cc: nausea and vomiting and dehydration.

    Patient denies any sick contacts or recent travel. She has had no fevers, chills or diarrhea. patient had a normal bowel movement last night.

    How many elements could I use from this?

    Any help is appreciated. Thank you.

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    I would give only two - associated signs and symptoms and location. What othe opinions have you received? How many did you count?

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    I only see 3. Vomiting can be Context; Dehydration as Associated signs and symptoms; Last night as timing. I hope this will help you.

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    I only see three. Vomiting can be associated signs and symptoms; dehydration as context; last night as timing. This cannot be more than a level 3 depending on the rest of the note. I hope this will help you.

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    who documented the CC? If it was not the MD you can't count it in the HPI.

    I see 4 here in what is documented. Context, timing, Associated, and Modifying factors.

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    Default 4 or more

    Vomiting and dehydration are NOT context ...

    Denies sick contacts or travel - CONTEXT
    No fever, chills, diarrhea - ASSOC SIGN
    Normal - QUALITY
    Bowel Movement - LOCATION
    Last Night - DURATION

    Hope that helps.

    F Tessa Bartels, CPC, CEMC

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    I see four..........

    associated s & s
    modifiying factor

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