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    Default 95 Comprehensive Exam

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    When coding a comprehensive exam with 95 guidelines can we use 8 or more of Body areas and Organ systems, or does it have to be 8 or more Organ systems only.
    Example: Eyes, Neck, Respiratoy, Abdomen, Gastrointestinal, Skin, Psychiatric and Musculoskeletal
    (Assuming they went into detail on each)

    Would you count this as 8 systems = comp. exam
    Or would you not count Neck and Abdomen as they are body areas not organ systems?

    Thank you,

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    Default 95 Comrehensive Exam

    Hi Kristin;

    I would have counted the neck as a body area and depending upon the detail in the documentation of abdomen, that would have counted as gastrointestinal.
    Mary Davis, CPC, CPC-E/M

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    Kristin, we don't count the exam as comprehensive unless it is 8 organ systems only. In your example, using organ systems, neck might count for lymphatic depending on what is said but abdomen would be GI so it still would be 7 organ systems.
    Pam Tienter, CPC, COC, CPC-P, CCS-P, CPMA, CPC-I
    AHIMA Approved ICD-10-CM/PCS Trainer
    AAPC National ICD-10-CM Trainer

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    I agree with Pam

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