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Coding Edge article

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    In the Sept 08 coding edge there is a very good article on ROS. I tried emailing the author but the email must have changed. Anyway, in the article it states that ROS can be reviewed from a previous encounter and then documented reviewed ROS from date xx/xx/xx and it can be counted. My docs are want it in writting kinda guys and I can't find it on CMS or in the CPT.
    Can anyone ( Belinda help) give me a heads up as to were this is documented? Thanks

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    Columbia, MO
    look in the 95 or 97 guidelines themselves. It is in there.

    Debra A. Mitchell, MSPH, CPC-H

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    Default 97 where?
    I found it in '95 but not in '97, do you know where it is in '97?

  4. #4
    Columbia, MO
    In mine it is identical to the 95 in the same place and all. Use what you have in the 95 because the only difference between the 2 is the examination component.

    Debra A. Mitchell, MSPH, CPC-H

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    !DG: A ROS and/or a PFSH obtained during an earlier encounter does not
    need to be re-recorded if there is evidence that the physician reviewed
    and updated the previous information. This may occur when a
    physician updates his or her own record or in an institutional setting or
    group practice where many physicians use a common record. The
    review and update may be documented by:
    describing any new ROS and/or PFSH information or noting
    there has been no change in the information; and
    noting the date and location of the earlier ROS and/or PFSH.

    This is on page 6 of the 97 guidelines.

    Laura, CPC, CPMA, CEMC

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    Smile Thank you
    Thanks for the help, it is appreciated.

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