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This encounter is coded as 99203, because it included:
- History—The history of present illness was extended. The review of systems was complete, and the past medical, family and social were documented. This makes the history comprehensive.
- Examination—Expanded detailed.
- Medical decision making—The diagnosis was a new problem with no additional workup planned; review and summarization of old records (labs from another physician); acute uncomplicated illness or injury. The medical decision making was of low complexity.
ICD-10: M79.1 Leg muscle pain, noninflammatory.
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