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Thread: Bullets for Lymphatic Exam

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    I need the input from other coders. A provider documents in his exam: "Lymph: no lymphadenopathy in neck, axillae, groin or extremities"

    How many "bullets" would this statement garner for 1997 guidelines?

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    Modesto, CA; Central Valley Chapter


    Looks like 4 to me.


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    Can you break down the single bullet in the lymphatic exam? Under the lymphatic exam there is a single bullet for lymphatic system/body area: "palpation of lymph nodes in neck, axillae, groin and/or other location". Would this not be one bullet?

    Now under the general mutli-system examination: the neck, axillae, groin, other are individual bullets.

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    I agree with codingangel - but was curious if you had anything in writing?

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    the Lymphatic Exam is different from the general mutli-system examination.
    http://www.cms.hhs.gov/MLNProducts/d...MLNCatalog.pdf -- the e/m guide

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