Talk Ten Tuesdays

Physician Queries Pending COVID-19 Test Results

June 02, 2020 Chuck Buck | Timothy Powell, CPA | Laurie M. Johnson | Stanley Nachimson, MS | Holly Louie RN | Erica Remer, MD Episode 417
Talk Ten Tuesdays
Physician Queries Pending COVID-19 Test Results
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Talk Ten Tuesdays
Physician Queries Pending COVID-19 Test Results
Jun 02, 2020 Episode 417
Chuck Buck | Timothy Powell, CPA | Laurie M. Johnson | Stanley Nachimson, MS | Holly Louie RN | Erica Remer, MD

“In my opinion, as a physician and an ex-physician advisor, I can categorically assure you that it would irritate a provider to get queried to confirm a diagnosis they had already made clinically and documented in a codable format,” writes Erica Remer, MD, Talk Ten Tuesdays program host-turned-correspondent, who will be reporting our lead story during this edition of Talk Ten Tuesdays. “I agree with developing facility-specific coding guidelines, but they should be sensible and reasonable,” Remer added.

The podcast also feature these other segments:

  • Tuesday Focus: Holly Louie reports on how coders are encountering inadequate physician documentation, flawed facility policies, and misinterpretations of guidelines, all of which are creating barriers, errors, and problems for accurate diagnosis reporting. 

  • RegWatch: Stanley Nachimson reports on the latest regulatory news coming out of Washington, D.C.

  • The Coding Report: Laurie Johnson has an update on the deadly coronavirus that continues to dominate international as well as domestic news headlines. 

  • News Desk: Timothy Powell, anchors the Talk Ten Tuesdays News Desk.

  • TalkBack: Erica Remer, MD, returns to the broadcast to report on another thought-provoking topic that has captured her attention.
Show Notes

“In my opinion, as a physician and an ex-physician advisor, I can categorically assure you that it would irritate a provider to get queried to confirm a diagnosis they had already made clinically and documented in a codable format,” writes Erica Remer, MD, Talk Ten Tuesdays program host-turned-correspondent, who will be reporting our lead story during this edition of Talk Ten Tuesdays. “I agree with developing facility-specific coding guidelines, but they should be sensible and reasonable,” Remer added.

The podcast also feature these other segments:

  • Tuesday Focus: Holly Louie reports on how coders are encountering inadequate physician documentation, flawed facility policies, and misinterpretations of guidelines, all of which are creating barriers, errors, and problems for accurate diagnosis reporting. 

  • RegWatch: Stanley Nachimson reports on the latest regulatory news coming out of Washington, D.C.

  • The Coding Report: Laurie Johnson has an update on the deadly coronavirus that continues to dominate international as well as domestic news headlines. 

  • News Desk: Timothy Powell, anchors the Talk Ten Tuesdays News Desk.

  • TalkBack: Erica Remer, MD, returns to the broadcast to report on another thought-provoking topic that has captured her attention.