In this episode of the CodeCast Podcast Terry addresses how, and when, to “query” a physician and/or provider to clarify patient health record accuracy. A physician query can be used as a communication tool when there are conflicting, imprecise, incomplete, ambiguous or inconsistent documentation entries in a patient medical record. In addition, you will also learn when it is important, and appropriate, to query a physician.
Terry offers 12 tips to assist you in writing an effective query that will get the answers you need to do your job as a coding and billing professional. Ms. Fletcher will also share AHIMA’s insight to this important daily job function of every coder.
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