AAPC - Back to school
Results 1 to 2 of 2

Thread: 97 musculoskeletal exam bullets

  1. #1
    Join Date
    Apr 2007
    north seattle wa

    Default 97 musculoskeletal exam bullets

    AAPC: Back to School
    When using the 97 musculoskeletal exam I am curious as to how many bullets the auditors out there would give the following documentation scenarios:

    Speaking of the right knee "he has medial joint line tenderness. With stressing the medial collateral ligament,he does have discomfort and guarding, althought there is a good end point. He does not have tenderness over the proximal or distal attachment of the MCL. There is no lateral joint line tenderness."

    Right knee has a benign exam, unrestricted motion, hip has a pain free range of motion.

    Thanks in advance


  2. #2

    Default 97 Musculoskeletal Exam

    I have had to go back to the orthopod to ask for clarification. Using the information given, I would give credit for palpation (joint line tenderness), strength/tone (stressing the medial collateral ligament), ROM (unrestricted motion). Three total.

Similar Threads

  1. 1997 Musculoskeletal Exam Bullets
    By AR2728 in forum E/M
    Replies: 2
    Last Post: 09-27-2015, 02:53 PM
  2. Replies: 5
    Last Post: 06-27-2013, 02:20 PM
  3. Replies: 2
    Last Post: 11-15-2012, 01:09 PM
  4. Musculoskeletal exam
    By akmorgan in forum E/M
    Replies: 1
    Last Post: 09-04-2012, 11:19 AM
  5. 95 Musculoskeletal exam
    By katelliott80 in forum Auditing General Discussion
    Replies: 6
    Last Post: 04-07-2010, 10:51 AM

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.