The following is PART of the exam under the 1997 specialty exam for skin
Inspection and/or palpation of skin and subcutaneous tissue (e.g. rashes, lesions, ulcers, susceptibility to and presence of photo damage) in eight of the following ten areas:
* Head, including the face and
* Chest, including breasts and axillae
* Genitalia, groin, buttocks
* Right upper extremity
* Left upper extremity
* Right lower extremity
* Left lower extremity
If you physician has stated he "did a full examination of the skin" then I'd give him credit for the above bullets.
Of course, that is only going to help you if you are using the 1997 special exam guidelines for auditing the entire note.
Hope that helps.
F Tessa Bartels, CPC, CEMC
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