Don't have a TCI SuperCoder account yet? Become a Member >>

Regular Price: $24.95

Ask An Expert Starting at $24.95
Have a medical coding or compliance question? Don’t sacrifice your valuable time to endless research. Choose Ask an Expert to get clear answers from the TCI SuperCoder team. And here’s a tip for the budget-conscious: Select the 12-question pack to get the best rate per question!

Browse Past Questions By Specialty

+View all


Linda Posted Mon 02nd of April, 2018 15:32:26 PM
When auditing office visits to use the lymphatic system in the 97 multi-system guidelines for an Oncology provider--what does it mean to Palpate 2 or more areas: if I just do the neck and groin have I completed the requirements for the lymphatic system to be able to count as one of the 9 systems for a comprehensive exam?
SuperCoder Answered Tue 03rd of April, 2018 02:00:04 AM

According to 1997 Documentation Guidelines for Evaluation and Management Services, an examination may involve several organ systems or a single organ system.
For example, lymphatic system includes palpation of lymph nodes in two or more areas: Neck, Axillae, Groin. This concludes that Lymphatic system has been checked. Additionally,  for comprehensive examination, the examiner has to perform all elements identified by a bullet in at least nine organ systems or body areas and document at least two elements identified by a bullet from each of nine areas/systems.

Hope this helps!

Have a good day!

Related Topics