DISCUSSION: UNIT 2 USE YOUR LECTURE MATERIALS TO DETERMINE WHAT CPT E&M CODE TO

Discussion: Unit 2
Use your lecture materials to determine what CPT E&M Code to
utilize for this ‘new patient’ encounter.
You may choose to assign the code based on the
anticipated/guestimate amount of time the provider would spend with the patient
in the encounter or you may choose to utilize the Medical Decision Making (MDM)
approach. If you choose the MDM include the following information in your
discussion:
1. the level of history taking achieved –
identify the history elements present
2. the type of exam performed – identify the
number of systems and bulleted points in the note
3. the level of medical complexity encompassed –
include # of points for a) diagnoses/management options, b) amount/complexity
of data reviewed, and c) level of risk for complications, morbidity, mortality
Responses need to address all components of the question,
demonstrate critical thinking and analysis and include peer-reviewed journal
evidence to support the student’s position.
Please be sure to validate your opinions and ideas with in-text
citations and corresponding references in APA format.