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1995 vs 1997 Guidelines

Gemini18

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Hey All -

I have a question - What is the difference between the 1995 and 1997 guidelines? I was taught and use the 1995 guidelines. Call me dumb, but how many use the 1997? My doctors use the 1995.

Thanks,
Karen
 

Lisa Bledsoe

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The only difference is in the exam. Often it is "easier" to obtain a higher level of exam using the 95 guidelines. They do leave more room for "interpretation". They are also more "friendly" for FP and IM.
 
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We use both, depending on specialty

The main difference is the exam. For some specialties, the 1997 guidelines are easier to hit higher levels on the exam; for most "general medicine" speclialties the 1995 guidelines are easier (e.g. family practice, internal medicine, pediatrics).

F Tessa Bartels, CPC, CPC-E/M
 
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