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    Our Dr. uses a Template for his PE... it has each system on it and certain bullets. problem is that he does not check off a bullet point on some of the systems he writes NO ABNORMAL FINDINGS...So does this count as a bullet??
    IS this compliant ?? does anyone else use a template like this . Your feed back would be greatly appreciated.

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    A brief statement or notation indicating "negative" or "normail" is sufficient to document normal findings related to unaffected area(s) or asymptomatic organ systems.

    We use 97 guidelines

    God I wish I could remember which reference book this is from! Hope it helps!

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    Boston, MA


    This statement is included in the 97 guidelines:


    Go to page 13 (in the box on top), if you scroll down it is on page 11 - look for DGs, it's the third DG.

    Hope this helps.
    Karolina, CPC, CPMA, CEMC

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    Wonderful wonderful... Thank you so much for the info and reference info

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