Finally, the ever-popular diagnostic code
for Rho(D) immunization is back, and 2 codes have been added for a gestational carrier and 1 for a family history of sudden infant death syndrome.
We report hospitalization diagnostic codes
that may not represent the distribution of disease manifestations experienced by individual patients.
First, we propose a more thoroughgoing reporting of off-label use (via the disclosure of diagnostic codes
and "detailing" data) in manufacturers' annual reports to the FDA, in the adverse event reports to the FDA, in Medicare/Medicaid reimbursement requests, and, for a subset of FDA-designated drugs, in prescriptions themselves.
The total cost of the estimated 988,000 visits to doctor's offices, outpatient clinics, and emergency departments for keratitis and contact lens related diagnostic codes
In the study, which was published by The American Journal of Gastroenterology, researchers identified the number of people diagnosed during the study period using the diagnostic codes
for celiac disease recorded in the Clinical Practice Research Datalink (1990-2011).
And when we started looking at the medications and diagnostic codes
, our initial reaction was .
In addition, the study noted, other studies have indicated that mental health disorders are underestimated when data are collected using diagnostic codes
, and that coder proficiency and documentation and billing practices may affect diagnostic coding.
First, CMS decided that all 101 new molecular diagnostic codes
would remain on the Clinical Laboratory Fee Schedule (CLFS).
The new CPT billing codes take their place alongside another recently revised set of codes--the diagnostic codes
in the fifth edition of the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM).
The AMA says quintupling the number of diagnostic codes
physician offices must learn and use will be a significant burden on physicians.
The ICD-9 code set includes nearly 14,000 diagnostic codes
compared with 69,000 in ICD-10.
For each hospitalization, the investigators checked for the presence of diagnostic codes
for hepatitis B; hepatitis C; chronic hepatitis and cirrhosis; malignancy of the liver or bile ducts; and alcoholic liver disease.
Researchers should also specify diagnostic codes
used, list the data source, and provide as much detail as possible about nuances of the data, such as whether the code was considered the primary or secondary health end point, whether an emergency room visit led to hospital admission, and whether rates were age-adjusted.
Another change coming our way is the eventual adoption of diagnostic codes
0 (Minimum Data Set) allowed after various Long Term Care Resident Assessment Instrument (RAI) diagnostic codes
for conditions still being treated were fisted.