All others negative is carrier specific but it is in the official guidelines
WPS Medicare allows it, CMS allows it, but many other carriers do not.
https://www.cms.gov/Outreach-and-Ed...downloads//eval_mgmt_serv_guide-ICN006764.pdf
A complete ROS inquires about the system(s) directly related to the problem(s) identified
in the HPI plus all additional (minimum of ten) organ systems. Those systems with positive
or pertinent negative responses must be individually documented. For the remaining
systems, a notation indicating all other systems are negative is permissible. In the
absence of such a notation, at least ten systems must be individually documented.
1995 Guidelines:
http://www.cms.hhs.gov/Outreach-and...Network-MLN/MLNProducts/downloads//1995dg.pdf
complete ROS inquires about the system(s) directly related to the problem(s) identified in the
HPI plus all additional body systems.
!DG: At least ten organ systems must be reviewed. Those systems with positive or
pertinent negative responses must be individually documented. For the
remaining systems, a notation indicating all other systems are negative is
permissible. In the absence of such a notation, at least ten systems must be
individually documented.
1997 Guidelines:
http://www.cms.gov/Outreach-and-Edu...etwork-MLN/MLNProducts/downloads//MASTER1.pdf
A complete ROS inquires about the system(s) directly related to the problem(s)
identified in the HPI plus all additional body systems.
!DG: At least ten organ systems must be reviewed. Those systems with
positive or pertinent negative responses must be individually
documented. For the remaining systems, a notation indicating all other
systems are negative is permissible. In the absence of such a notation,
at least ten systems must be individually documented.
As you can see everything CMS posts on this is the same. Just check with your carrier to see what they say. I believe Trailblazer is one that does not allow it and I have been told NGS doesn't either but I have never personally verified if this is true or not.
And to the original question I would not give credit for any ROS.
Laura, CPC, CPMA, CEMC