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    Default PFSH: from each category?

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    One other question:

    Regarding the requirement for Comprehensive PFSH (2 for established patient, 3 for New patients), I think I saw somewhere that this doesn't mean just 2 or 3 elements, but rather elements from 2 or 3 areas (areas being "Past", "Family", and "Social"). In other words, 3 elements which are all from "Past" would not meet the requirement. Is that correct?

    Thank you.

    Greg Palmer

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    you are correct, Greg.

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    Join Date
    Apr 2007
    South Denver, Colorado


    You are right about this. They need to comment on 2 of the 3 categories or 3 of the 3 categories depending on the exam they are doing. They don't get extra credit for documenting multiple things from one category.
    Julie Davis

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    Our EMR has an option "None noted" under family history. Can you get credit for choosing this option if the patient has no relevant family history?

    Thank you!

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    Join Date
    Apr 2007
    Milwaukee WI

    Default None Noted

    NO, I would not count this. To me, this means that the provider did not take a family history (i.e. did not note it).

    Hope that helps.

    F Tessa Bartels, CPC, CEMC

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