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  1. #1
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    Apr 2007

    Wink 1995 vs 1997 Guidelines

    Hey All -

    I have a question - What is the difference between the 1995 and 1997 guidelines? I was taught and use the 1995 guidelines. Call me dumb, but how many use the 1997? My doctors use the 1995.


  2. #2
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    Apr 2007
    Greeley, Colorado


    The only difference is in the exam. Often it is "easier" to obtain a higher level of exam using the 95 guidelines. They do leave more room for "interpretation". They are also more "friendly" for FP and IM.
    Lisa Bledsoe, CPC, CPMA

  3. #3
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    Apr 2007
    Milwaukee WI

    Default We use both, depending on specialty

    The main difference is the exam. For some specialties, the 1997 guidelines are easier to hit higher levels on the exam; for most "general medicine" speclialties the 1995 guidelines are easier (e.g. family practice, internal medicine, pediatrics).

    F Tessa Bartels, CPC, CPC-E/M

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