Social Determinates of Health are important secondary diagnoses to help explain a patient’s circumstances when it comes to access to medical care, adherence to medical advice, and environmental factors that could hinder care.
However, many practices are reporting these codes without a direct relationship to the problems addressed in the encounter.
This week Terry discusses the dangers of miscoding and how this could be not only a PR nightmare if you get it wrong, but a legal issue if you label patients without their permission.
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