tci E/M Coding Alert - 2017 Issue 3

Reader Question: Learn How Often to Update ROS

Question: How often must you update the review of systems [ROS] for a patient? With every new problem? Once every year? I understand that you can use ROS from a previous visit and reference that date, but how many years back can you go? We have found 3-plus years that a patient has gone without a new ROS. I have always heard that you get a new ROS on a patient with a new problem/body part and when your ROS is over a year old? I cannot find, in the guidelines, where it states the time frame allowed for...

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