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From the College: Coding Corner Question: January
Test your coding knowledge for identifying the determining factors for determining the level of risk in the medical decision making for a patient with rheumatoid arthritis.
From the College: Coding Corner Answer: January Coding Challenge
Identifying multiple determining factors—including prescription drug management, drug therapy, and chronic illness with severe exacerbation, progression, or side effects to treatment—in determining the level of risk in the medical decision making for a patient with rheumatoid arthritis
What rheumatologists need to know about determining the level of medical decision making (MDM) for an office visit
Departments: Breaking Down Medical Decision Making
The medical decision making (MDM) of an evaluation and management visit is just one part of a patient’s visit. Rheumatologists can make the mistake of thinking that the level of visit can be determined just by the MDM, but that is often not the case.
From the College: Medical Decision Making and Coding
In my years of coding for rheumatology, I am often asked this type of question: “I have a patient who recently came in for a visit. She had two or three diagnoses, was placed on three or four different medications, and we ran one or two labs on her. Does this qualify for a level-four visit?”
From the College: Coding Corner Question
A 58-year-old man with RA returns for his scheduled infliximab infusion. Thirty-five minutes into the infusion, after receiving only 200 mg of infliximab, the patient develops a severe reaction. The physician discontinues the infusion and flushes the line with normal saline. The patient is given an intravenous injection of 40 mg of methylprednisolone sodium succiante. The patient also receives oxygen by nasal cannula at two liters per minute. The physician continues the intravenous hydration of saline for...