I might check (though it will be vague) the stated "Documentation Guidelines" relating to auditing EM--I think this is stated CMS standard. It won't give you the level of detail you're looking for, but a general idea.
Also, check with the professional physician association related to that speciality (e.g., American College of Radiology, American College of Emergency Physicians) for documentation guidelines. This should provide more specifics or benchmarks.
From all areas I've had contact with, it is acceptable to request an addendum to a record (as long as the physician is willing and providing that addendum) in order to further specify elements of the service provided.
Think coding ethics here: request addendums where you need more information to properly code a case. If you're just trying optimize reimbursement, that is more of a documentation improvement initiative and handled appropriately.
Hope this helps.
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