Sturgeon, Judy
December 2013
For the Record;Dec2013, Vol. 25 Issue 16, p6
The article discusses the difficulty and complications during audits on the basic rules for HIV coding. Issues that complicates the audit include the fact that recovery auditors are not really inpatient coders with experience on diagnosis-related group (DRG), a DRG change performed by an apprentice outpatient coder, and the possibility that the reviewer is certified outpatient coder or a nurse. Also mentioned is the basic rules for HIV coding, loopholes, and exceptions.


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