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November 2013
Physician inbasket/Coding query responses

Medical coders and clinical documentation specialists
often ask physicians for clarification on procedures and diagnoses.
You’ll find these “coding queries” in your in basket.
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.

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