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News: Physician query benchmarking survey opens

CDI Strategies, February 28, 2013

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In December 2010, the “Physician Query Benchmarking Report” illustrated that almost all of the nearly 400 respondents performed concurrent queries; half also performed retrospective queries. Of those who use query templates, 54% said they used ACDIS or AHIMA guidance to construct them. The second highest number of respondents (roughly 45%) said they used consultants as their source for template information.

Despite the weight of AHIMA recommendations, 46% of respondents indicated that their CDI and HIM departments had separate query policies, only partially incorporated AHIMA’s recommendations, dismissed AHIMA recommendations in favor of their own facility policies, or simply did not know about the AHIMA guidances.
 
In light of the most recent physician query practice guidance released in the February edition of the Journal of AHIMA “Guidelines for Achieving a Compliant Query Practice,” ACDIS wants to know how your query practices have changed or progressed.
 
Please take a few minutes to participate in this 35-question survey. It asks for input regarding CDI query rates, physician response rates, auditing and tracking efforts, and policy creation. ACDIS will share the results in the featured article section of the website and provide a download to members in the upcoming CDI Journal.  
 
Click here to take the survey.



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