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Thread: 97 and 95 guidelines whats the difference?

  1. #1
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    Apr 2007
    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

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    Apr 2007
    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.

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


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    Join Date
    Apr 2007
    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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