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News: ACDIS/AHIMA query brief released

CDI Strategies, February 14, 2013

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After several months of effort, AHIMA released "Guidelines for Achieving a Compliant Query Practice," in the February edition of the Journal of AHIMA. The document, created in collaboration with ACDIS Advisory Board members Sue Belley, RHIA, Cheryl Ericson, MSN, RN, CDIP, CCDS, and Fran Jurcak, RN, MSN, as well as ACDIS representatives William Haik, MD, FCCP, CDIP, Cathy Seluke, RN, BSN, ACM, CCDS, and Paul Weygandt, MD, JD, MPH, MBA, CCDS, and reviewed by additional ACDIS and AHIMA leadership, represents the latest of industry thought regarding governance of physician query practices.

The guidance it contains “augments and, where applicable, supersedes” previous information but most notably provides additional clarity regarding the submission of “yes/no”, verbal, and retention policies for queries, and specifies that any “personnel performing the query function” needs to understand the importance of creating a compliant query process.



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