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    Medical Coding Books
    Would you consider this exam expanded problem focused or Detailed, how would you count the -e/c/c, would you give one point or two?

    CTA- one point
    RRR- one point
    Soft NT/ND/BS+- one point
    -e/c/c- two points
    Total= 5 points (detailed exam).

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    Milwaukee WI
    Default what is -e/c/c?
    Sorry, but I have no idea what you mean by "-e/c/c."

    That being said, in order to get a DETAILED exam ... for 1997 guidelines you need at least 2 bullets from each of 6 areas/systems - OR- at least 12 bullets from 2 or more systems.

    For 1995 guidelines you need an expanded exam of the affected area/system plus other related systems.

    I have no idea what you counted for your "points." If you post the actual exam documentation we can help you.

    F Tessa Bartels, CPC, CEMC

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    That is the entire exam, inpatient follow up visit
    cta-clear to ausculation
    rrr-regular rate and rhythm
    soft nt/nd bs+- soft non-tender,non-distended, bowels sounds +

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    Also we use 95 guidelines

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    Central Pittsburgh
    You can use whichever guideline is most beneficial. I've outlined what I get for this exam here:


    I'm going with Expanded Problem Focused. There is not enough information about the problem area.


  6. #6
    Milwaukee WI
    Default -e/c/c
    Under 1997 guidelines you would have 2 bullets for

    Clubbing & cynosis are covered as one bullet in the musculoskeletal system
    Edema is covered as one bullet in the cardiovascular system.

    Regardless, I agree with Suzan ... this is an EPF exam.

    F Tessa Bartels, CPC, CEMC

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    Thank you all for your input, I agree as well that it is EPF but needed additional input. Thank you

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