While I applaud your strict adherence to documentation and coding meeting the requirements, I would have to side with the physician on this particular point. If the physician or coder finds a discrepancy in the dictation it is allowable for the physician to put a single line through what is incorrect along with the date and initials. If something was inadvertently left out of the dictation then to dictate an addendum would be appropriate. I certainly prefer to have clean dictation, but there are times when this just does not happen. When you have the physician re-dictate the entire note do you have them make mention that this is a "correction" or amended dictation?
When I have a situation where the dictation does not match, I print a copy of the original dictation for my physicians and ask them to dictate the addendum. It takes up less of their time then having to re-dictate the entire visit.
I hope that helps even though it might not be what you wanted to hear. Have a great day.
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