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Documenting Family History

Kimberly Posted Thu 18th of October, 2012 19:01:07 PM

Is it appropriate to document family history with this: Family history is not obtainable today due to language barrier (patient speaks only Spanish).

SuperCoder Answered Fri 19th of October, 2012 01:01:57 AM

No, you cannot. There need to be a valid documented FHx. Coding needs a substantial documented FHx to code. A translator would be required to correctly decipher the patient's problem.

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