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Physician concurrence with pathology results

  • 1.  Physician concurrence with pathology results

    Posted 09-30-2020 07:43

    Hello all ~

    I'm seeking advice on how to best improve our physician responses as it relates to reviewing and agreeing/accepting the pathology results.  We've had a run lately of physicians refusing to acknowledge path results citing they are not the pathologist and therefore we cannot agree or disagree with their findings.

    We've kept our queries as simple as compliantly possible yet we are still experiencing difficulties. Despite education by our physician advisor as well as articles (including AHA Coding Clinics), our physicians are still pushing back.  Has anyone else had this issue?  What have you done to resolve it?  Any ideas or suggestions are appreciated. Thank you!

    Lynn A. Wall, MBA, RHIT, CCS, CDIP
    AHIMA Approved ICD-10-CM/PCS Trainer
    IP Coding/CDMP Manager
    Conemaugh Memorial Medical Center