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"Arrow down" for negatives

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    Default "Arrow down" for negatives
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    I am working with a physician using the 1997 exam for her speciality. She uses the "arrow down" method in the column titled "negatives" when the exam results are all negative:confused. Would you be comfortable with giving her credit for all bullets based on the negatives being documented with this method?

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    Are you saying that she just puts a line down the page through all the "negative" boxes .... i.e. ONE line straight down through the boxes?

    NO, this is not acceptable documentation.

    Hope that helps.

    F Tessa Bartels, CPC, CEMC

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