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    When calculating coding points for 1997 guidelines for the Genitalia/Groin/Buttock. Do you give a point for each? (Genitalia/Groin/Buttock) Or do you assign only one point for any of the three being reviewed? Or must all three be reviewed to recieved a coding point?

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    Quote Originally Posted by ajimenez54 View Post
    When calculating coding points for 1997 guidelines for the Genitalia/Groin/Buttock. Do you give a point for each? (Genitalia/Groin/Buttock) Or do you assign only one point for any of the three being reviewed? Or must all three be reviewed to recieved a coding point?
    Each one of those relates to a different area. By groin, do you mean checking the lymph nodes in that area? And buttock, does that mean looking at the skin? If so, then each one of those relates to a bullet in a different body area.
    Arlene J. Smith, CPC, CPMA, CEMC, COBGC

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