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    I have a provder that uses this abbreviation as part of his visit documentation. He believes this appropriate and should be counted as 5 body parts examimed. Has anyone ever used it?
    EGBUS: external genitalia, Bartholin's glands, urethra & Skene's glands: EGD:
    Here the definition looks like it's one system. EBUS-WLN (within normal Limits) How would this be credited for an audit as one?
    Last edited by Lee Sullivan; 12-06-2011 at 05:05 PM. Reason: 2nd question

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lee Sullivan View Post
    I have a provder that uses this abbreviation as part of his visit documentation. He believes this appropriate and should be counted as 5 body parts examimed. Has anyone ever used it?
    Never seen that one before, have to love the providers that make up their own abbreviations! I don't believe that would fly in an audit to represent 5 body parts examined....
    Arlene J. Smith, CPC, CPMA, CEMC, COBGC

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    I have seen that abbreviation before. I would only count them as bullet points as 97 guidelines allow. Otherwise, I consider it to be 1 body system.
    Melissa Tescher, CPC, CPMA, CEMC Compliance and Coding Specialist
    Willamette Valley Professional Services member National Advisory Board 2013-2015

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    Here are the 97 Guidelines Bullet points for the Female Pelvic Exam:

    FEMALE:
    Pelvic examination (with or without specimen collection for smears and cultures), including
    • Examination of external genitalia (eg, general appearance, hair distribution, lesions) and
    vagina (eg, general appearance, estrogen effect, discharge, lesions, pelvic support,
    cystocele, rectocele)
    • Examination of urethra (eg, masses, tenderness, scarring)
    • Examination of bladder (eg, fullness, masses, tenderness)
    • Cervix (eg, general appearance, lesions, discharge)
    C Uterus (eg, size, contour, position, mobility, tenderness, consistency, descent or support)
    C Adnexa/parametria (eg, masses, tenderness, organomegaly, nodularity)

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lee Sullivan View Post
    I have a provder that uses this abbreviation as part of his visit documentation. He believes this appropriate and should be counted as 5 body parts examimed. Has anyone ever used it?
    EGBUS: external genitalia, Bartholin's glands, urethra & Skene's glands: EGD:
    Here the definition looks like it's one system. EBUS-WLN (within normal Limits) How would this be credited for an audit as one?
    At best that counts for two bullet points on the 1997 guidelines - the external genitalia and the urethra. And the abbreviation needs to be listed somewhere so an auditor would know what that stands for.
    Arlene J. Smith, CPC, CPMA, CEMC, COBGC

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