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  1. #1
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    Default E/M MDM question

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    If a physician orders chemotherapy to be started in 2 weeks would you include (Drug therapy requiring intensive monitoring for toxicity) or (prescription drug management) as the chemo is not performed that day. MDM high or MDM moderate?

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    Apr 2007


    I would consider it high regardless of when its to be performed. If the provider made that decision today, then his decision making (MDM) today is high.
    Melissa Tescher, CPC, CPMA, CEMC Compliance and Coding Specialist
    Willamette Valley Professional Services member National Advisory Board 2013-2015

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    Apr 2007


    thanks I agree!

  4. #4
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    Apr 2007
    Central Pittsburgh


    I too agree. It's about the decision, not the actually timing of the therapy/procedure, etc.

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