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    Hi everyone I have a question concerning exams.

    If the dr writes in the Exam section

    general appearance: awake, A&Ox3

    can the A&Ox3 be counted as a Psych point in the Exam? or for that matter counted in the Neuro area of the Exam?

    thanks,
    Dawn

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    Quote Originally Posted by dawndi67 View Post
    Hi everyone I have a question concerning exams.

    If the dr writes in the Exam section

    general appearance: awake, A&Ox3

    can the A&Ox3 be counted as a Psych point in the Exam? or for that matter counted in the Neuro area of the Exam?

    thanks,
    Dawn
    Hi,
    Awake or alert times three with respect to people, place and time. If a person is disoriented, they may not respond to one of these, say unable to remember recent events, etc.
    This is neuro exam, but rarely a psych point exam if unable to identify people.

    LM

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    AAOX3 is counted under Psych Exam. Please refer to 1997 Documentation Guidelines by CMS.
    Thanks,
    Jagadish, CCS-P, CPC

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    I agree with Jagadish, this is psych.
    Karolina, CPC, CPMA, CEMC

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jagadish View Post
    AAOX3 is counted under Psych Exam. Please refer to 1997 Documentation Guidelines by CMS.
    I agree. Under the general multi-system exam......

    Psychiatric

    Description of patient’s judgment and insight
    Brief assessment of mental status including:

    orientation to time, place and person
    • recent and remote memory
    • mood and affect (eg, depression, anxiety, agitation)

    However......if you were using the 97 Neurological exam (as an example) AAOx3 is listed under the neurological area
    Last edited by RebeccaWoodward*; 07-23-2009 at 07:38 AM.

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    And if you were using 1995 guidelines you could count it in EITHER Neuro or Psych (but not both!).

    F Tessa Bartels, CPC, CEMC

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    Thank you all for your quick replies. Thank you Tessa for the reff. to the 95 guidelines.

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