Querying in the outpatient (OP) setting is a practice on the horizon and is taking off. For clinical documentation improvement (CDI) and coding professionals, understanding the ethical and compliant query process is key to success. The OP setting includes documentation diagnosis, evaluation and management, CPT, and OP procedure clarification. An AHIMA Practice Brief entitled “Guidelines for Physician Office Query Practice” (July 2018) provides important guidance that applies to query activities and processes in the outpatient setting. During this webinar, the presenters will:
- Provide an overview of the AHIMA Practice Brief
- Review outpatient query opportunities and rationale
- Discuss OP query best practices
- Enhance knowledge through OP case review and discussion
Who Should Attend
Physicians, OP CDI and Coding Staff, Coding Directors and Managers, Coding Auditors and Educators, CDI Management and Leadership, Coding Compliance and Revenue Cycle Staff, and Risk Management.
This program has been approved for 1.5 continuing education units (CEUs) for use in fulfilling the continuation education requirements of the American Health Information Management Association (AHIMA) and Board of Registered Nursing (BRN). Approved by American Academy of Professional Coders (AAPC) for coding-related programs only. HIIM Domain: Performance Improvement