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Family History

Cheryl Posted Mon 15th of July, 2019 14:53:11 PM
If the provider states under family history that the patient's family is negative for GI Malignancy but the chief complaint is for cardiac issues with a resulting pacemaker placement, does that count as family history? Wouldn't the family history need to be a condition that relates to the current condition of the patient? This is for a new patient consultation so all three histories need to be met.
SuperCoder Answered Tue 16th of July, 2019 06:53:50 AM

Hi Cheryl,

Family history has nothing to do with the condition that relates to the current condition of the patient, be it new or established patient. So, if provider says patient's family is negative for GI malignancy, we will take it as a family history. Feel free to ask for any further query.

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