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How many points for HEENT?

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    I am still a student, just learning E/M Physical examination. I'm trying to find out, exactly, how many points this statement earns.

    HEENT: Moist mucous membranes in ENT with no retained secretions.

    I am sure this seems very simple to others, and most likely i am trying to overread something. Thank you!
    Adam L. Shoop CPC
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    and light will shine on the path ahead of you. Job 22:28

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    Adam, HEENT will be the Anatomical area that is examined. When is this listed you will give credit for the areas that are identified in the HEENT. This paticular statement I would give only 1 point for examination of mucuous membranes in 97 guidelines and Nose, Ears, Mouth and Throat body systemfor 95 guidelines. They must be very specific in 97 examination as to what areas in HEENT were examined. Another example is Cardiovascular. If the doctor says Cardiovascular as the heading and says RRR for the heart you would get 1 point for ascultation of the heart and body system for 95. Hope this helps.
    Melody S. Irvine,CPC, CPMA, CEMC, CFPC, CPB, CPC-I, CCS-P, CMRS
    2016 Member Education Officer, Loveland, Colorado
    2016 - 2019 AAPC Chapter Association Board of Directors
    Region 7, Montana, Idaho, WY, CO, NM
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    Thank you so much, I appreciate you.
    Adam L. Shoop CPC
    You will be successful in whatever you choose to do,
    and light will shine on the path ahead of you. Job 22:28

    Only because of God, my father, and Jesus Christ,
    did I make it into this field so smoothly. Thank you God!

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