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HPI elements - negative be counted

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    Can a negative be counted as HPI element? As in "He denies any recent trauma to the area"? Would that be considered "context"?
    solocoder CPC

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    I count negatives for Associated signs/symptoms. I would not usually count negatives in any other category. (for example if there was a statement "denies worsening" ... I wouldn't count that for severity).

    Hope that helps.

    F Tessa Bartels, CPC, CEMC

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