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.
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