Clinicians and coders are different: Examples of disparities in primary care coding. Academic Article Article uri icon

Overview

MeSH Major

  • Coronary Disease
  • Estrogen Replacement Therapy
  • Primary Health Care

abstract

  • There are many sources of bias in administrative databases. Coding professionals have traditionally assigned ICD-9-CM codes for patient encounters yet there are increasing numbers of physicians assigning codes to primary care visits. Four cases were coded by a physician and a professional coder with zero percent agreement in the absolute codes assigned. This presentation will compare the codes used for these cases, discuss causes of differences between them, and discuss research implications.

publication date

  • January 2007

Research

keywords

  • Academic Article

Identity

PubMed ID

  • 18694061

Additional Document Info

start page

  • 961