Coding Pathology Reports
The pathology results are often finalized after the patient is discharged and we query to get those results in the record. Has any facility found another way to capture the results without a query? If the MD were to refer to the pathology report at discharge, is there a way that the results could be coded without a query? Could the attending MD sign the pathology result and Medical Records blow it back in the record? This question was asked by our leader since we have some push back from our surgeons in answering these queries.