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Jul 11th, 2011 - PhyllisT15

Status of New Problem for E/M service

I would like to verify what is considered a New Problem -Diagnosis management Options under the Medical Decision Making component of an E/M service; is the new problem new to the patient or new to the observer.
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Jul 11th, 2011 -

re: Status of New Problem for E/M service

"Follow-up visits may or may not include new problems to the examining physician. An established patient can have a new problem with or without additional work-up planned."

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Jul 21st, 2011 - jschmutz   323 

re: Status of New Problem for E/M service

A new problem is a problem that is new to the examiner and that he is evaluating and treating.

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