Julie A. Dooling, MSHI, RHIA, CHDA, FAHIMA;
Deborah Grider, CPC, CPC-H, CPC-I, CPC-P, CPMA, CEMC, CCS-P
Laurie M. Johnson, MS, RHIA, FAHIMA, AHIMA-Approved ICD-10-CM/PCS Trainer; and
Timothy Powell, CPA, CHCP
The assignment of a diagnosis code is based on the provider’s diagnostic statement that the condition exists. The provider’s statement that the patient has a particular condition is sufficient. Code assignment is not based on clinical criteria used by the provider to establish the diagnosis.
—ICD-10-CM guideline I.A. 19
This guideline is frequently cited as the reason coders list diagnoses because the doctor said so. But is the doctor’s say-so enough? Reporting on this recurring issue during the next edition of Talk-Ten-Tuesdays will be broadcast co-host Erica Remer, MD, founder, and president of Erica Remer, MD, Incorporated.
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All this and more will be coming your way during the season premiere of Talk-Ten-Tuesdays, Tuesday, Jan. 22, 2019 at 10 a.m. EST.
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