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Lesson Learned: Reporting Preventive Service With Problem-Oriented E/M

Question: The physician saw a 39-year-old established male patient for an annual checkup. During the checkup, the physician noted that the patient was persistently coughing. The patient said he has had this persistent productive cough for the past week or so, and it has been fluctuating in intensity. The physician performed a detailed examination of the patient's respiratory and cardiovascular [...]