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amount/complexity of data reviewed

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    for "decision to obtain old records or obtain hx from other than patient" Can I use this to get a point if mother is giving history for thier young child?

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    yes, this would be appropriate

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    I respectfully disagree!

    Obtaining the history from the parent of a pediatric patient is not obtaining history from another source and no point should be awarded in the category. Because of the child's age, the parent has to give the history.
    Dawson Ballard, Jr., CPC, CEMC, CPMA, CCS-P, CPC-P, CRHC, AAPC Fellow
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    Thank you very much for the replies.

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