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How many exam bullets to you get?

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    Cool How many exam bullets to you get?
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    Cardiovascular system: Regular rate & rhythem, no murmurs, rubs or gallops.

    How many bullets is that?

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    Quote Originally Posted by qcoder View Post
    Cardiovascular system: Regular rate & rhythem, no murmurs, rubs or gallops.

    How many bullets is that?
    Under the 97' guidelines - one bullet for auscultation of the heart (sounds of the heart)

    Under the 95' guidelines - credit for Cardiovascular

    Hope this helps!

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    We recently went to an EMR which seems to be counting this as two exam bullets. I only see one. You gotta love how computers do things so much better than we do.

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    Quote Originally Posted by qcoder View Post
    We recently went to an EMR which seems to be counting this as two exam bullets. I only see one. You gotta love how computers do things so much better than we do.
    I only see one - 'ascultation of heart'. Our EMR is overly-generous, as well. You'd think they'd consult coders when making the rules for the software, but apparently not.

    Ours also counts "Genitourinary' and 'Gynecologic' as separate systems for ROS. I actually have a HUGE list of things that are wrong with it, which can cause overcoding. I'm sure my complaints will fall of deaf ears, though. I feel your pain - some of these EMR features are more of a headache than they're worth.

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