Acute Uncomplicated Illness or Injury

So, to continue with definitions. Acute uncomplicated illness or injury is a recent or new short-term problem, with low risk of morbidity for which treatment is considered. There is little to no risk of mortality with treatment and full recovery without functional impairment is expected. A problem that is normally self-limited or minor, but is not resolving consistent with a definite and prescribed course, is an acute uncomplicated illness. Dr. Cockrell can you provide us with a few examples?

Certainly can Maritza, and if we think through this, I think it'll be pretty obvious. If a patient presents with a bilateral conjunctivitis that we believe is bacterial due to the signs. That is going to be an acute problem and uncomplicated illness. Some people might say it's self-limiting, I'm not sure I agree with that. So, you could potentially use this in a minimal level two or I’d probably call it a level three because the course of disease is not always predictable and also the endpoint without treatment doesn't really always go without further complications or risks of exacerbation. Whereas treatment reduces those risks dramatically. So, I would put this in the low complexity portion of element one or level three.