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Thread: 3 R Rule for Consults

  1. #1
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    Apr 2007

    Default 3 R Rule for Consults

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    Can anybody help me on the 3 R's for documenting a consultation. I know one is request, and the other is report...I am stuck on the 3rd one..Please help?????
    Kristen Richard, CPC

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    Apr 2007


    I usually teach the 4 Rs, which is the same thing with more detail.

    Request-Who requested it?
    Reason-Why did they request it?
    Render -What are the findings?
    Report-Report findings back to the requestor.

    Laura, CPC, CPMA, CEMC

  3. #3
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    Apr 2007
    Milwaukee WI

    Default 3 Rs

    I had always been taught - Request, Reason, Report.

    I see on this forum most people use - Request, Render, Report.

    I'm glad to see that Laura includes "reason" in her list of 4 Rs.

    F Tessa Bartels, CPC, CEMC

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    Thank you both for your responses.
    Kristen Richard, CPC

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