Corporate Compliance

Pay-per-view: Review coder compliance with diabetes guidelines

Compliance Monitor, May 2, 2007

Diabetes coding brings plenty of documentation challenges. Verify that coders are aware of the condition's etiology and test their knowledge of the guidelines to ensure that your facility stays in compliance and receives the reimbursement it deserves. Coding for diabetes is like coding for sepsis-although not as difficult-in that physicians might use archaic terms or fail to fully document the patient's condition, says James S. Kennedy, MD, CCS, senior physician executive at FTI Cambio Health Solutions in Brentwood, TN. "This leads to difficulties in data quality."

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