Results 1 to 4 of 4

Abbreviations help for exam portion of E&M

  1. Default Abbreviations help for exam portion of E&M
    Medical Coding Books
    Does anyone out there know if there is someplace where there is a "most popular" list of abbreviations Dr's use when they are doing their office notes. I am talking about things like HSM, PERRLE, EOMI (I have these already). Is there even a "standard" that the docs should be using?

    Thanks for your help everyone!


  2. Default
    I have seen PERRL PERRLA PERLA PERRLE all referring to the same thing, but I am not sure if there is a standard they are supposed to use. There really should be...

  3. Default
    Also, wikipedia is obviously no substitute for offical documents, but they have an extensive list of medical abbreviations which might be helpful in your research...

  4. #4
    Milwaukee WI
    Default Have a list of approved Abbrv
    Your practice should have a list of approved abbreviations and require physicians to adhere to that approved list. If it is not on the list, then their documentation has to use the full term without abbreviation. We've adopted the approved list from the hospital at which our providers have priveleges ... so we don't have to have two sets of "approved" abbreviations, and physicians don't have to remember where they are documenting and which abbreviation to use (or not use).

    Hope that helps.

    F Tessa Bartels, CPC, CEMC

Similar Threads

  1. Exam Portion of E/M coding
    By 1formissy in forum E/M
    Replies: 4
    Last Post: 01-21-2015, 12:30 PM
  2. Exam Portion Help
    By AprilSueMadison in forum E/M
    Replies: 3
    Last Post: 10-02-2013, 05:56 AM
  3. Exam portion of note
    By Lynda Wetter in forum E/M
    Replies: 1
    Last Post: 02-22-2013, 08:26 AM
  4. Need Help about ICD & Anatomy portion in CPC Exam
    By NikhilCPC in forum Medical Coding General Discussion
    Replies: 14
    Last Post: 05-28-2011, 09:45 PM
  5. Exam portion when 3 out 3 must me met
    By Mklaubauf in forum E/M
    Replies: 3
    Last Post: 07-14-2009, 03:25 PM

Tags for this Thread

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
Enjoying Our Forums?

AAPC forums are a benefit of membership. Joining AAPC grants you unlimited access, allowing you to post questions and participate with our community of over 150,000 professionals.

Join Now Continue Reading Without Full Access

Already a Member?


Close Message

In addition to full participation on AAPC forums, as a member you will be able to:

  • Access to the largest healthcare job database in the world.
  • Join over 150,000 members of the healthcare network in the world.
  • Be a part of an industry leading organization that drives the business side of healthcare.
  • Save anywhere from 10%-50% with exclusive member discounts on courses, books, study materials, and conferences.
  • Access to discounts at hundreds of restaurants, travel destinations, retail stores, and service providers. AAPC members also have opportunities to save on heath, life, and liability insurance.
  • Become a member of a local chapter and attend regular meetings.