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    Would it be appropriate to count reviewing the labs to assess a pt's blood sugar as a physical exam element under the hematologic/immunologic/lymphatic system? I'm clarifying for the provider whether this can be considered part of the physical exam vs. strictly part of the medical decision-making.


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    Milwaukee WI

    Default Reviewing labs

    Reviewing labs is a data element in determining MDM. It is not part of the examination of the patient.

    Hope that helps.

    F Tessa Bartels, CPC, CEMC

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