Table 5: Case study 30-year follow-up, N = 30 Self- Original questionnaire N = 30 identification Aboriginal Missing original 1 * questionnaire Correctly identified 14 Non- Error: marked, meant 3# Aboriginal Australian Error: random miscode
1# Unknown reason, no 11 markings Total N = 30; Aboriginal n = 15; non-Aboriginal n = 15.
Busy practitioners often miscode
, mistype and use incorrect templates.
Due to the systemic incentives for prescribers and pharmacists to miscode
diagnoses in order to get CMS to pay for the prescription drugs needed by patients, the decision to treat patients effectively in the short-term under a strict coverage enforcement policy would undermine the potential to more effectively treat vulnerable patients, reduce prescription errors, and properly allocate federal health care dollars in the future.
However, human error often occurred when the marketing rep would accidentally write the wrong number or the order entry clerks would miscode
The audit showed that a badly outdated system, plus a lack of experienced financial staff caused the department to miscode
some projects that were eligible for federal reimbursement, delaying the state's collection of millions in federal money, officials said.
WAYNE THOMAS General Secretary, National Union of Mineworkers, South Wales Area, Woodland Terrace, Miscode
We know that physicians purposefully miscode
psychiatric diagnoses, so any conclusions relying on diagnosis data are unreliable.
8 Missing or miscode
2,756 Most people were routed around this item.
Maybe I'll miscode
either the disease status or the quality of care.
0 Missing primary 361 diagnosis code or probable miscode
2,212 Figure 1: Chronology of ICD codes in use in Australia Year ICD version used in Australia 1994 ICD-9-CM US version Australian modification developed in 1994 1996 ICD-9-CM Second Edition 1997 ICD-9-CM Second Edition 1998 ICD-10-AM First Edition (4 states) 1999 ICD-l0-AM First Edition (all states) 2000 ICD-10-AM Second Edition 2001 ICD-10-AM Second Edition 2002 ICD-10-AM Third Edition 2003 ICD-10-AM Third Edition 2004 ICD-10-AM Fourth Edition 2006 ICD-10-AM Fifth Edition
For example, practices throw away substantial revenue every year, either because they miscode
encounters, they undercode visits, or they don't know how to properly document everything that occurred in a patient visit.
Number and percentage of cases without uterine rupture [*], by reason for use of International Classification of Diseases, Ninth Revision, Clinical Modification (ICD-9-CM) code, by year -- Massachusetts, 1990-1997 Correct [+] Miscode
[ss] Error [n] Year No.