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A Few Questions...Examination Elements

  1. Default A Few Questions...Examination Elements
    Medical Coding Books
    Palpation in the examination section: "No palpable spasm"... is it considered musculoskeletal or skin, since it is by touch?
    Tenderness...same question. How do you count it?
    Triggering? Neuro finding or musculoskeletal?

  2. #2
    North Carolina
    Answers may vary but I would list them as....

    No palpable spasm-Musculoskeletal


    Triggering-I would probably count that under neuro depending on the intent of the physicians exam

  3. #3
    Milwaukee WI
    Default What part of the body?
    What part of the body is being palpated?
    What part is "tender" (or not tender)? ... this could be abdomen.

    F Tessa Bartels, CPC, CEMC

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