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Need help with getting HPI elements

  1. #1
    Question Need help with getting HPI elements
    Medical Coding Books
    Hi I have a doc who wants to bill a 99254, inpt consult on this note. I can't get enough HPI elements though. We go by the 1995 guidelines. I'd appreciate any thoughts, suggestions, feedback.

    See below note,
    Thanks.
    __________________________________________________ ________________________


    INPATIENT SURGERY CONSULT NOTE


    1/10/2012

    5:51 PM


    Reason for Consult
    is a 59 year old year old female new patient to me requested by , MD. History was obtained from transfer records. I was asked urgently to consult for poss cholecystitis




    Review of patient's allergies indicates:
    No Known Allergies

    Outpatient Prescriptions Marked as Taking for the 1/9/12 encounter (Hospital Encounter)
    Medication Sig Dispense Refill
    • albuterol (PROAIR HFA) 108 (90 BASE) MCG/ACT inhaler Inhale 2 Puffs into the lungs every four hours as needed for Wheezing and Shortness of Breath. 1 Inhaler 6
    • butalbital-aspirin-caffeine (FIORINAL) 50-325-40 MG per capsule Take 1 Cap by mouth every four hours as needed for Headache. 40 Cap 0
    • fluticasone (FLONASE) 50 MCG/ACT nasal spray Use 2 Sprays in the nostril(s) daily. 16 g 1
    • NEW DRUG Apply topically. Use COCK UP WRIST SPLINT ON RIGHT WRIST AT NIGHT
    DX: cts 1 Unit 0
    • SOMA 350 MG PO TABS prn
    • VICODIN 5-500 MG PO TABS 1 TABLET EVERY 4 TO 6 HOURS AS NEEDED



    Past Medical History
    Diagnosis Date
    • Arthritis
    RA and anklizing spondilosis
    • MRSA (methicillin resistant Staphylococcus aureus)
    rt axilla
    • RA (rheumatoid arthritis) 8/16/2010
    • Asthma 8/16/2010
    • GERD (gastroesophageal reflux disease) 10/26/2010
    • CTS (carpal tunnel syndrome) 3/8/2011




    Past Surgical History
    Procedure Date
    • Appendectomy (hx question)
    • Cataract extr (hx question)
    due to steroid injections for AS
    • Other surg hx(hx only)
    ulna nerve surgery
    • Colonoscopy 2004
    normal




    History


    Social History
    • Marital Status: Divorced
    Spouse Name: N/A
    Number of Children: N/A
    • Years of Education: N/A


    Occupational History
    • Not on file.


    Social History Main Topics
    • Smoking status: Never Smoker
    • Smokeless tobacco: Not on file
    • Alcohol Use: No
    • Drug Use: No
    • Sexually Active: Not on file


    Other Topics Concern
    • Not on file


    Social History Narrative
    • No narrative on file




    Family History
    Problem Relation Age of Onset
    • Heart Disease Mother
    • Stroke Father
    • Diabetes Father
    • Arthritis Other
    AS





    Review of Systems
    A comprehensive review of systems was negative.


    Vitals
    Blood pressure 100/60, pulse 63, temperature 97.5 °F (36.4 °C), temperature source Oral, resp. rate 18, height 1.702 m (5' 7"), weight 70 kg (154 lb 5.2 oz), SpO2 96.00%.


    Physical Exam
    She is alert. She appears in no distress.
    Skin shows skin color, texture, turgor normal. No rashes or lesions..
    HEENT: mucous membranes moist and PERRL.
    Lungs are clear to auscultation and with good chest wall expansion.
    Heart has RRR (regular rhythm and rate). The PMI is not examined. Ascultation reveals an S1 and S2.
    Abdomen: abdomen normal
    Extremities appear normal.
    Neuro: negative


    Labs:
    Most Recent Result (within the last 72 hours)
    Result Component Current Result
    Hematocrit 36.0 (1/10/2012)
    HEMOGLOBIN 12.0 (1/10/2012)
    PLT CNT 290 (1/10/2012)
    WBC 10.1 (1/10/2012)

    , Most Recent Result (within the last 72 hours)
    Result Component Current Result
    BUN 9 (1/10/2012)
    CREATININE 0.6 (1/10/2012)
    NA 142 (1/10/2012)
    POTASSIUM 4.0 (1/10/2012)

    .


    Imaging Studies:








    Assessment:
    Principal Problem:
    *Dilated cbd, acquired
    Active Problems:
    AS (ankylosing spondylitis)
    Migraine
    GERD (gastroesophageal reflux disease)
    OA (osteoarthritis)
    Cholelithiasis NOS

    Current medical conditions or issues: no significant and see PMI &/or Problem List.


    Plan:
    Further testing: none.
    Medications recommended: none.
    Medical follow up: will follow while hospitalized doubt cholecystitis to review us

  2. #2
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    Quote Originally Posted by mcarrillo View Post
    Hi I have a doc who wants to bill a 99254, inpt consult on this note. I can't get enough HPI elements though. We go by the 1995 guidelines. I'd appreciate any thoughts, suggestions, feedback.

    See below note,
    Thanks.
    __________________________________________________ ________________________


    INPATIENT SURGERY CONSULT NOTE


    1/10/2012

    5:51 PM


    Reason for Consult
    is a 59 year old year old female new patient to me requested by , MD. History was obtained from transfer records. I was asked urgently to consult for poss cholecystitis




    Review of patient's allergies indicates:
    No Known Allergies

    Outpatient Prescriptions Marked as Taking for the 1/9/12 encounter (Hospital Encounter)
    Medication Sig Dispense Refill
    • albuterol (PROAIR HFA) 108 (90 BASE) MCG/ACT inhaler Inhale 2 Puffs into the lungs every four hours as needed for Wheezing and Shortness of Breath. 1 Inhaler 6
    • butalbital-aspirin-caffeine (FIORINAL) 50-325-40 MG per capsule Take 1 Cap by mouth every four hours as needed for Headache. 40 Cap 0
    • fluticasone (FLONASE) 50 MCG/ACT nasal spray Use 2 Sprays in the nostril(s) daily. 16 g 1
    • NEW DRUG Apply topically. Use COCK UP WRIST SPLINT ON RIGHT WRIST AT NIGHT
    DX: cts 1 Unit 0
    • SOMA 350 MG PO TABS prn
    • VICODIN 5-500 MG PO TABS 1 TABLET EVERY 4 TO 6 HOURS AS NEEDED



    Past Medical History
    Diagnosis Date
    • Arthritis
    RA and anklizing spondilosis
    • MRSA (methicillin resistant Staphylococcus aureus)
    rt axilla
    • RA (rheumatoid arthritis) 8/16/2010
    • Asthma 8/16/2010
    • GERD (gastroesophageal reflux disease) 10/26/2010
    • CTS (carpal tunnel syndrome) 3/8/2011




    Past Surgical History
    Procedure Date
    • Appendectomy (hx question)
    • Cataract extr (hx question)
    due to steroid injections for AS
    • Other surg hx(hx only)
    ulna nerve surgery
    • Colonoscopy 2004
    normal




    History


    Social History
    • Marital Status: Divorced
    Spouse Name: N/A
    Number of Children: N/A
    • Years of Education: N/A


    Occupational History
    • Not on file.


    Social History Main Topics
    • Smoking status: Never Smoker
    • Smokeless tobacco: Not on file
    • Alcohol Use: No
    • Drug Use: No
    • Sexually Active: Not on file


    Other Topics Concern
    • Not on file


    Social History Narrative
    • No narrative on file




    Family History
    Problem Relation Age of Onset
    • Heart Disease Mother
    • Stroke Father
    • Diabetes Father
    • Arthritis Other
    AS





    Review of Systems
    A comprehensive review of systems was negative.


    Vitals
    Blood pressure 100/60, pulse 63, temperature 97.5 °F (36.4 °C), temperature source Oral, resp. rate 18, height 1.702 m (5' 7"), weight 70 kg (154 lb 5.2 oz), SpO2 96.00%.


    Physical Exam
    She is alert. She appears in no distress.
    Skin shows skin color, texture, turgor normal. No rashes or lesions..
    HEENT: mucous membranes moist and PERRL.
    Lungs are clear to auscultation and with good chest wall expansion.
    Heart has RRR (regular rhythm and rate). The PMI is not examined. Ascultation reveals an S1 and S2.
    Abdomen: abdomen normal
    Extremities appear normal.
    Neuro: negative


    Labs:
    Most Recent Result (within the last 72 hours)
    Result Component Current Result
    Hematocrit 36.0 (1/10/2012)
    HEMOGLOBIN 12.0 (1/10/2012)
    PLT CNT 290 (1/10/2012)
    WBC 10.1 (1/10/2012)

    , Most Recent Result (within the last 72 hours)
    Result Component Current Result
    BUN 9 (1/10/2012)
    CREATININE 0.6 (1/10/2012)
    NA 142 (1/10/2012)
    POTASSIUM 4.0 (1/10/2012)

    .


    Imaging Studies:








    Assessment:
    Principal Problem:
    *Dilated cbd, acquired
    Active Problems:
    AS (ankylosing spondylitis)
    Migraine
    GERD (gastroesophageal reflux disease)
    OA (osteoarthritis)
    Cholelithiasis NOS

    Current medical conditions or issues: no significant and see PMI &/or Problem List.


    Plan:
    Further testing: none.
    Medications recommended: none.
    Medical follow up: will follow while hospitalized doubt cholecystitis to review us
    From the note as listed, there is not enough for that level of visit. There are a lot of references to other records that are not listed here, but still think there needed to be more actual documentation of the problem and the assessment.
    Arlene J. Smith, CPC, CPMA, CEMC, COBGC

  3. #3
    Default I don't see any HPI
    I would go with a subsequent care code on this and drop the history from the level selection. They just barely got a CC to support a visit at all.

    Laura, CPC, CPMA, CEMC

  4. #4
    Default Hpi?
    I agree with Laura, there are no HPI elements here, so I would also go with a subsequent day. Also, this would be a good example to hang onto for whoever does your Physician education regarding documentation requirements.
    A.Dimmitt, CPC, CIRCC
    Durham, North Carolina

  5. #5
    Question Need help with getting HPI elements
    Thank you Ladies,

    This helps me out tremendously, I have something substantial to show staff and the providers.

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