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How Many bullets?

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    Using the 1997 Musculosckeletal Exam how many bullets would you count this as?

    Motor Exam: Tone and bulk Intact. Strength is 5/5 throughout
    Gait: Intact
    Thoracic/Cervical: Range of motion preserved. Some paraspinal tenderness to palpation. No pain to percussion. No anatomic step-off
    Lumbar: Range of motion limited in flexion at 50 degrees, extension at 15 degrees. Mild lumbosacral tenderness to papation. No pain to percussion. No anatomic step-off. No truncal shift.
    Upper Extremities: No misalignment, no asymmetry - no evidence of instability/subluxation/laxity
    Lower Extremities: No misalignment, no asymmetry - no evidence of instability/ subluxation/ laxity.

    Thanks for any help.
    Denise, CPC, CPMA, CEMC

  2. Default 97 Bullet points
    It will go max as detailed level. It would have gone till Comp level if 9 organ system would have mentioned. In 1997 DGs, Comp level, 2 bullet points must should mention on each OS to reahc comp level.


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