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TeresaWilliams

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If the provider documents that the chief complaint is Right Knee Pain, can the Location element of the HPI be counted as right knee by just that documentation?  Or does the provider need to begin the HPI with "Patient presents with right knee pain since yesterday..."?

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no expert but I would document this in both.. 
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Also you could then add the eight plus / minus elements .. " patient presents with 2 week history of sudden onset of severe nonradiating right knee pain following a fall from a ladder, aggravated by.. alleviated by.. " or something like that.. 
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