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    Default Gi evaluation and management

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    Hi Everyone,
    Is there any Documentation Guidelines specific for GASTROENTEROLOGY visits IF there's NONE can our GI Provider just use the GENERAL MULTI SYSTEM EXAMINATION?

    Thanks a lot.

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    Apr 2007


    I have audited 1000s of gastroenterology E&M services, and have never seen any GI doc use the 97 guidelines. As you mentioned, there is not a 1997 GI specialty exam. The 1995 exam guidelines are much easier to document and you may use either set of guidelines.
    Jenny Berkshire, CPC, CEMC, CGIC

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    Thanks a lot,Jenny, God Bless..

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    I agree, 1995 guidelines are easier for GI docs to follow. Unfortunately, our new EMR, which was created for GI practices, follows the 1997 guidelines. (I can't understand why they chose do this) We are trying to determine exactly what our physicians need to document in order to bill a level 4 examination for consults/new patients and we are running into many problems/concerns.

    Are any other GI practices using the 1997 guidelines???

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