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Lymph Nodes

Ann

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Does a provider need to document that they looked at 2 lymph nodes for the 97 or 95 guidelines? I can't find anything that states this. Our providers usually use the 95 guidelines.
 

cmcgarry

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The 95 Guidelines are vague on the requirements for each body area/organ system, and do not state how many places lymph nodes need to be checked.

The 97 General Multi-system Exam, however, does state, to get the bullet in lymphatic:
"Palpation of lymph nodes in two or more areas:
Neck Axillae Groin Other"
 

LLovett

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Yes, in 97 2 are required to get credit

Lymphatic Palpation of lymph nodes in two or more areas:
Neck
Axillae
Groin
Other

95 does not require this.

Laura, CPC, CPMA, CEMC
 
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