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  1. #1
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    Apr 2007
    New Orleans

    Default Mdm help

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    new pt....suppose hx of anemia no labs to confirm

    23yr schizophrenia

    will check CBC with differential and chemistry
    f/u in 2 weeks

    what DX code ?
    what MDM level?

    all responses are appreciated...Thanks

  2. #2
    Join Date
    Apr 2007
    Milwaukee WI

    Default Is this the ENTIRE note?

    Is this the ENTIRE note? If so, there is not enough documentation for ANY level of new patient visit.

    If it's a new patient, then the problem is - by MOST payer's definition - a new problem (NOTE: Some payers say that the problem has to be new to the PATIENT, so even if you've never seen the patient, if someone else has treated the patient for the problem, it's considered an established problem - YIKES).

    You are ordering additional labs, so it seems that perhaps this is a new problem w/ additional work-up = 4 pt

    You get 1 data pt for ordering the labs

    Not knowing what the complaint is (I'm guessing something related to possible anemia, but I'm not sure) the only level of risk I can come up with is based on the treatment option, which is ordering lab tests and a f/u visit - Minimal Risk

    If you post the entire note, my answers might be different.

    Hope that helps.

    F Tessa Bartels, CPC, CEMC

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