AAPC - Back to school
Results 1 to 3 of 3

Thread: Derm Experts-how would you count this exam?

  1. #1

    Default Derm Experts-how would you count this exam?

    AAPC: Back to School
    Again, this is my first time doing during outside of an AAPC test environment so I'm a little iffy on my coding. How would you count this exam? Is saying that a full skin exam was done listing the areas and stating normal sufficient?

    A full skin exam (inspection and palpation of skin and subcutaneous tissues
    of the head/face, neck, chest, abdomen, back and all 4 extremities) was
    performed. If not described in more detail below = within normal limits.

    *General Exam-WDWN NAD*

    Skin/Mucosa/Hair/Nails *Erythematous scaly papules and plaques involving
    the trunk, upper extremities, antecubital fossa, lower extremities,
    popliteal fossa, hands, feet and buttock area . Crusting is present around
    the ankles as are several open fissures. Pustules are absent. Estimated
    total body surface area affected by eczema is 65 %. One 8mm crusted papule
    on vertex.
    *Eyes/ENT* Sclerae white, PERRL and EOMI
    *CV, Resp, GI, GU, Hem/Lymph, Psych--*Not assessed.*
    *Musc Skel*--Full range of motion of all extremities. No edema. No

    Thank you so much in advance for your help!

  2. #2


    Can anyone help with this?

  3. #3
    Join Date
    Apr 2007
    Milwaukee WI

    Default Duplicate post

    Question answered on the E/M forum.

    F Tessa Bartels, CPC, CEMC

Similar Threads

  1. Replies: 3
    Last Post: 02-11-2013, 10:09 AM
  2. Count Previous Exam
    By Captain74 in forum E/M
    Replies: 3
    Last Post: 11-28-2011, 11:20 AM
  3. Derm exam
    By cyrucats in forum Dermatology
    Replies: 1
    Last Post: 11-10-2010, 02:24 PM
  4. how to count this statement in the exam
    By SueTeal in forum Auditing General Discussion
    Replies: 1
    Last Post: 05-19-2010, 01:09 PM

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts

Enjoying Our Forums?

AAPC forums are a benefit of membership. Joining AAPC grants you unlimited access, allowing you to post questions and participate with our community of over 150,000 professionals.

Join Now Continue Reading Without Full Access

Already a Member?


Close Message

In addition to full participation on AAPC forums, as a member you will be able to:

  • Access to the largest healthcare job database in the world.
  • Join over 150,000 members of the healthcare network in the world.
  • Be a part of an industry leading organization that drives the business side of healthcare.
  • Save anywhere from 10%-50% with exclusive member discounts on courses, books, study materials, and conferences.
  • Access to discounts at hundreds of restaurants, travel destinations, retail stores, and service providers. AAPC members also have opportunities to save on heath, life, and liability insurance.
  • Become a member of a local chapter and attend regular meetings.