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Occasionally the EKGs will not have a reason why it was ordered on the interpretation or the orders. If the EKG isn't normal, I do not have a problem coding it. However, when the EKG is normal, that's when I need that information. Is it okay to look at a progress note, H&P, consult, or other documentation to find the reason the provider ordered the EKG? Does it have to be on the order or reading itself?

Question ID: 9377
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