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    Does anyone know what a"complete exam" is under medicare guidelines? I mean for an inpatient initial exam. Does it mean 8 "Organ systems" or can you combine body & organ systems? (I'm referring to E&M guidelines)

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    Default E&M Guidelines

    May I suggest reading pages 1-8 in the 2008 CPT book. It will tell exactly what is required for all levels of service and the documentation requirements. If you do not have a book, here is the official link to the CMS website:


    Hope that helps you!

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