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97 and 95 guidelines whats the difference?

  1. #1
    Traverse city/ Detroit
    Default 97 and 95 guidelines whats the difference?
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    I plan to take the E/M Exam sometime next year and im studying pretty early. I would like to know if there is a difference between the 95 and 97 guildlines?
    and also the exam is it multiple choice or do you have to right the answer in yourself?
    any information will be helpful.

    thanks to all
    Arwa cpca

  2. #2
    North Carolina
    The 1995 guidelines are based on systems and/or body areas, where as the 1997 guidelines for examination are based on a multisystem or single organ system examination table. Take a look at the last page (18) and see if this helps. Also, for multi-specialties, I find that the 97 guidelines are more user friendly (in my opinion).
    Last edited by RebeccaWoodward*; 08-22-2008 at 05:44 PM.
    Rebecca CPC, CPMA, CEMC

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  3. #3
    I did my test today CPC and it is multiple choice. You just choose the correct answer.


  4. #4
    Traverse city/ Detroit
    thanks you guys for the advice it is a good thing its mulitple choice. I do need to study more of the guidelines in 95 and 97

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