To give you an accurate assessment of MDM I would need to look at the entire note, because not all physicians are good about neatly summarizing their through processes just in the A&P section of their documentation.
In general, any new problem will be worth at minimum 3 points (4 points if additional work-up is planned).
However ... you state that these patients are HOSPICE INPATIENT. Is the physician the supervising physician for hospice?
Our Pediatric Surgery practice does not deal with this scenario, but I believe that if you are NOT the supervising physician you can only treat the new problem/symptom (seizures in this case). So that is all that you would count in your MDM.
Maybe someone else has more insight. I hope that helps.
F Tessa Bartels, CPC, CEMC
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