The 1995 guidelines ALLOW you to use BODY AREAS and ORGAN SYSTEMS...
The following Body Areas are recognized:
Head, including face
Chest, including breasts and axillae
Genitalia, groin, buttocks
Back, including spine
Ears, nose, mouth, throat
General/Constitutional - Organ System
HEENT- Organ System
Neck- Body Area
Heart, CV- Organ System
Lungs, Respiratory- Organ System
Abdomen, GI- Organ System
Neurologic- Organ System
Extremities- Body Area ....... how many extremities were examined?
You have 6 organ systems, and 2+ body areas (depending on how many extremities examined)
Either way you look at it, you have (documentation supporting of course) a detailed exam based on the 1995 guidelines.
In order to get a comprehensive with the 1995 guidelines, you have to have 8 organ systems examined and documented. Body areas DO NOT count in a comprehensive exam.
It is not appropriate to "assign" body areas to organ systems.
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