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Is The Buttocks Considier Posterior Trunk Or Extremy Codes

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    I'd say the buttocks are considered "trunk" at least by all the codes I've seen....
    what's the dispute?
    auditors say trunk or extremity??
    Donna, CPC, CPC-H

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    Posterior trunk in my opinion--

    Try this link. You may need to copy and paste this in the internet address field. Don't put www. in front of it. It doesn't seem to like that. (This is a very short power point presentation on anatomical locations)

    step.nn.k12.va.us/science/Anat/ppt/Position.ppt

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    I agree with the trunk
    Herbie W Lorona Jr., CPC, CPC-H
    hlorona@up2parmedicalclinic.com

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    I vote for Trunk as well

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    Auditor Says Extremity....we Need Something With Some Backing To Dispute It...we All Say P Trunk...

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    I vote trunk
    Gina Martinez, CPC
    Children's- Madera

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    I would ask the auditor for documentation to support their decision of "extremity".

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    I'm seeing both...if you are looking at the muscles it is considered extremity, but if you look at something like burns it is part of the trunk?? What is it for??
    Angie Olson, CPC

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    In addition to my other noted website, this site also indicates trunk.

    "The trunk musculature is closely associated the with hip and butt musculature. Whereas the trunk muscles attach to the top of the pelvis, the hip and butt muscles attach to the sides and bottom of the pelvis."

    http://www.healthline.com/hlbook/str...-trunk-anatomy

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