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Audits, education, and collaboration are key to reducing query rates

HIM-HIPAA Insider, January 11, 2016

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Collaboration between the CDI team and the coders was key to ensuring accuracy and success with audits in 2014 as well as this year. "As we were learning ICD-10-PCS, we developed regular standing meetings and committees to join forces to be better prepared for ICD-10-PCS implementation," says Cheree A. Lueck, BSN, RN, who adds that the two groups have continued to work as a team via regular meetings, training courses, and procedure coding exercises by way of conference calls every other month.

This article was originally published in Briefings on Coding Compliance Strategies. Subscribers can access the full article in the January 2016 issue.

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