Unformatted text preview: straightforward. The fourth case would lead to believe that the patient is an established patient since the patient will be returning again in one week. For this case I would use E/ M code 99212 because the patient is just coming in to check on how a wound is healing. There is little medical decision making that needs to be done since the wound is healing nicely. The fifth case would lead me to believe that the patient is an established patient also. Since this case is going to require examination of more than one body system E/M code 99214 would be used. The exam is going to be very detailed and thorough and since there are different body systems being checked the medical decision making is of moderate complexity....
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- Fall '09
- Decision Making, Physician, medical decision making