Coding, Classification & Reimbursement

Clinical Opioid Withdrawal Scale form (COWS)

  • 1.  Clinical Opioid Withdrawal Scale form (COWS)

    Posted 12-29-2017 15:48
    ​Several providers at our clinic are using the Clinical Opioid Withdrawal Scale form (COWS) as their ROS and Physical Exam (see example documentation below).  From a CDI standpoint is the form and this documentation enough to cover the key components of E/M documentation?

    Review of Systems

    General

    see COWS = 2

    Physical Exam

    General:

    well developed, well nourished, in no acute distress.

    See COWS



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    Pamela Lee CCS, CCS-P
    Clinics Director
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