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Orthopedic Coding Alert

Reader Question:
Interpreter Won’t Always Mean More MDM Points

Question: We recently took on a new patient who is deaf. The patient came with a family member who interpreted. Can we record two data points for medical decision making (MDM) as we determine the evaluation and management (E/M) level based on the fact that we obtained information from both the patient and the family member? Arkansas Subscriber Answer: Determining [...]