It is appropriate to ask a patient complaining of A (fever or cough or SOB) if they have B (been to China in the last 14 days OR had close contact with someone with corona virus). Unless A AND B are both positive, this could be documented as "negative coronavirus CDC screening."There‘s a relevant backstory with this provider that he tends to put every thought that runs through his mind into the narrative that he doesn’t really actually feel are true, and then leaves those statements unqualified..
I didn’t tell him to stop his due diligence in patient assessment and history, I told him to not document CoronaVirus on a run that he failed to do anything related to CoronaVirus (especially notifications).
”it’s possible”.. sure.. it’s possible that literally everyone with flu like symptoms has CoronaVirus, but we shouldn’t start writing “r/o CoronaVirus“ into the narrative of every patient with the sniffles.
Hopefully your call center is phone screening.