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    I rarely use the 1997 DGs, but I have a neurologist to audit and 97's DGs are more appropriate. Which bullets does this phrase satisfy?: "Mental status / patient is a&o without neurological deficits and oriented to person, place, time and situation. Patient does follow commands. Language is intact."

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    Jenny Berkshire, CPC, CEMC, CGIC

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    Default reply to 1997 DG's in neuro audit.
    "Mental status / patient is a&o without neurological deficits and oriented to person, place, time and situation. Patient does follow commands. Language is intact."

    Mental Status is Psych and alert & oriented is psych/Neuro with orientation to time, place & person. Pt. follows commands and language intact is constitutional. (accessment of ability to communicate/use of sign language or other communication and quality of voice.)

    Looks like 3 elements to me, Psych, neuro and constitutional.

    Hope that helped.

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