Comprehensive Exam '95

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By '95 guidelines a "comprehensive exam" can be "a complete examination of a single organ system", buy what constitutes "complete"? And can someone point me to some documentation of that?
 
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There is no documentation guideline

1995 guidelines are very vague. There is NO guidance anywhere that will define what is meant by a complete examination of a single organ system.

What I tell my physician - in particular the specialists who like to use this - is that they should outline a comprehensive exam for their system specialty. They should break it down into bullet points, and then determine how many of those bullet points constitute a DETAILED exam, and how many constitute a COMPLETE exam. They should keep this in their compliance plan and ensure that they use it in determining level of service. In this way they will have a defensible position when audited.

A good place to start is with the 1997 specialty exams.

Hope that helps.

F Tessa Bartels, CPC, CEMC
 
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