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A Practice Brief from AHIMA and ACDIS

Guidelines for Achieving a Compliant Query

This practice brief should be used to guide organizational policy and process development for a compliant query practice that implements the directives of the International Classification of Diseases, tenth ed., Clinical Modification (ICD-10-CM) and International Classification of Diseases, tenth ed., Procedure Coding System (ICD-10- PCS), Official Guidelines for Coding and Reporting and official advice in the American Hospital Association (AHA) Coding Clinic® for ICD-10-CM/PCS.

The intent is to provide a resource for all stakeholders including external reviewers in the evaluation of provider queries and the documentation they provide.

 

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