December 2013
Physician in-basket/Coding queries
Medical coders and clinical documentation specialists often ask physicians for clarification on procedures and diagnoses. You’ll find these “coding queries” in your inbasket.

To respond to these queries:

  • Go to your in-basket’s “Coding Query” folder. A list of patients appears. Each line represents a coding query.
  • Select a coding query. Details appear in the bottom pane.
  • Click “Reply.”
  • Please indicate your determination to the query.
  • Click “Accept.” The message will disappear from the in-basket and your response will become part of the permanent medical record.