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    Will the word "unremarkable" count towards an area for the exam?

    Example-

    Head- unremarkable
    Eyes- unremarkable
    Ears- small lesion on outer area

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    Default 1995 vs 1997 guidelines
    Depends on whether you are using 1995 or 1997 guidelines.

    For 1997 guidelines you have to specify the bullets, so this kind of general statement will not count.

    For 1995 guidelines, you can document "normal" for a given system or body area if there are no specific findings.

    Hope that helps.

    F Tessa Bartels, CPC, CEMC

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    Quote Originally Posted by FTessaBartels View Post
    Depends on whether you are using 1995 or 1997 guidelines.

    For 1997 guidelines you have to specify the bullets, so this kind of general statement will not count.

    For 1995 guidelines, you can document "normal" for a given system or body area if there are no specific findings.

    Hope that helps.

    F Tessa Bartels, CPC, CEMC
    Hi Ms. Bartels,

    Would this apply to all Medicare intermediaries? I work with Noridian, Palmetto JD1 and Trailblazers.

    Thank you

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