EM audit question for Ortho

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Thanks Lisa, that's what I was afraid of...he actuatlly documented it in the HPI and under imaging studies.

I would like to ask another question.....

In the HPI states 'parents do not note any specific problems' and then under ROS states 'unobtainable'. From what I understand, because he did not state why it was unobtainable it cannot be used for ROS. However, if he were to document under ROS - Complete ROS reviewed with parents who do not note any specific problems', would we be able to use this as a complete ROS?

Sorry for the silly questions but it has been a while since I have done ortho audits.

TIA?
Tina
 

Lisa Bledsoe

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Tina - if the parents are with the child, then a review of systems isn't really unobtainable, as it can be obtained from the parents, just as the HPI and PFSH can be obtained from the parents. As you know, a ROS is a Q/A with the patient - in this case the parents. The unobtainable situation would only be applicable in ED coding as a caveat. I would recommend that the provider note specific ROS rather than the blanket statement. So I guess my opinion is that I would not count this as a complete ROS unless some of the systems are documented with pertinent positives/negatives AND "all other systems are reviewed with the parents and are negative". The other issue is that I have heard that carriers are moving towards not counting the blanket statement "all others..." as complete in their audits. Perhaps someone else can confirm or refute this?? I think this is going to be an area of controversy for awhile...
Lisa;)
 
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