4 reasons for medical coders to query a provider about documentation

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With documentation queries to providers, it is important for coding professionals, clinical documentation improvement professionals and other healthcare professionals to know the most appropriate times to query, according to a post on the American Association of Professional Coders website.

The post — written by Vicky Schack, compliance program manager-educator/auditor for Memphis, Tenn.-based St. Jude's Children's Research Hospital — references a brief from the American Health Information Management Association and cites the association's reasons for queries. 

The American Health Information Management Association's reasons to query include:

Read the association's list of reasons here.

 

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