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Ortho specialty exam-neurovascularly intact

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    Default Ortho specialty exam-neurovascularly intact
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    Hi all!

    Physician statement:
    She is grossly neurovascularly intact in teh ulnar, radial, and median nerve distribution.

    What would you count this under in the musculoskeletal exam?

    TIA!
    Tina Reich, CPC, CPC-I, CEMC

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    Sorry - I don't understand what you mean by 'count this under in the musculoskeletal exam?'

    If you mean by subject for the Ortho Exam, this falls under the Nervous System...

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    I'm talking about the single specialty audit for musculoskeletal. When I look at the exam portion of the documentation guidelines for neuro I only see test coordination, deep tendon reflexes and sensation and was not sure if this comment would count in one of those areas.

    TIA
    Tina Reich, CPC, CPC-I, CEMC

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    I'm really not sure about this one... sorry.

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    In our practice, when our providers use the term "neurovascularly intact" we count it under nervous and cardiovascular systems. However, it sounds like your provider is only specifying the nervous system.

    ~L
    CPC, CGSC, COSC

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