Coding, Classification & Reimbursement

Topic: Clinical Opioid Withdrawal Scale form (COWS) 

1.  Clinical Opioid Withdrawal Scale form (COWS)

Posted 18 days ago
​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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