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Jan 23rd, 2015 - ghughes1963

Definition of Chronic Condition for HPI

What is the definition of a Chronic "Condition" for auditing HPI? Does "condition" have to equal "disease"? I am having trouble finding any references to clarify.

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Jan 24th, 2015 - LBAROGIANIS 250 

re: Definition of Chronic Condition for HPI

As defined in the 1997 version of the documentation guidelines, the HPI is “a chronological description of the development of the patient's present illness from the first sign and/or symptom or from the previous encounter to the present.” The HPI includes such things as location, quality, severity, duration, timing, context, modifying factors, and associated signs and symptoms. In the case of a chronic or inactive condition, the HPI often describes the status (e.g., controlled) of the condition.

Diabetes is an example of a chronic condition.

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