Are you coding for the facility or for the physicians?
When you manager changes your coding, does s/he explain why the codes you (and your coworker) selected are wrong?
My only experience abstracting from documentation is for provider coding. And other than using the 1995 and/or 1997 guidelines/audit tools I don't know what else you could do.
If you are coding for the facility, I'm sorry, but I cannot help you. Debra Mitchell might have some pointers, however.
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