Last Modified: 3/5/2018 Location: FL, PR, USVI Business: Part A, Part B
HPI and acute/chronic diseases
Q. Can I use the HPI elements to describe acute or chronic diseases? For example, if I say, “The patient is here to be evaluated for severe HTN discovered two weeks ago”, would I get credit for two HPI elements (severity, duration)?
A. Yes, credit would be given as indicated.
1997 Documentation Guidelines for Evaluation and Management Services
Program Integrity Department
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