Querying second time for same diagnosis?
Queried a physician on Friday regarding dsypnea and O2 supplementatio, low P/F ratio. He agreed to acute hypoxic resp flr, but did not carry doc forward in PN on either Saturday or Sunday (per our policy the diagnosis cannot be coded based solely on the Q response, it must appear in the PN and/or D/C Summary). On Monday a new physician is attending. She is not documenting resp flr. Can I send a yes/no query to her asking if she agrees with first MDs answer?
Amy, RN, CCDS