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    Default Thyroid under lymphatic in general exam...HELP!

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    I am an auditor and my boss keeps telling me when a physician lists
    Neck: no thyroid enlargement
    that I can check off Lymphatic on the audit sheet (1995 guidelines). I think she is wrong...cna someone help me or send me a link to the answer to this??

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    Apr 2007
    North Carolina


    I agree with you. I count thyroid for the neck.


    -palpation of lymph nodes
    (site – neck, groin,
    axillae, etc)

    By definition: Lymphatic System- System inlcuding all structures involved in the conveyance of lymph from the tissues to the bloodstream. It includes the lymph capillaries, lacteals, lymph nodes, lymph vessels, and main lymph ducts.

    Last edited by RebeccaWoodward*; 01-14-2009 at 07:37 AM.

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    The thyroid gland is part of the endocrine system. Why couldn't you count it there?


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    Milwaukee WI

    Default Neck is a body area

    In the 95 guidelines you have body areas or organ systems. The neck is listed as a body area. (Endocrine systems isn't one of the 12 systems listed for the 95 guidelines.)

    F Tessa Bartels, CPC, CEMC

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    Under neck on the body system, thyroid is listed there not under lymphatic system.
    adrianne, cpc

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