Benchmarking variation in coding accuracy across the United States.

  title={Benchmarking variation in coding accuracy across the United States.},
  author={Daniel P. Lorence and Ibrahim Awad Ibrahim},
  journal={Journal of health care finance},
  volume={29 4},
The objective of this study was to measure the consistency of coded medical data through information managers' reports of the overall coding error level in patients' medical records. Using a cross-sectional design, we examined the reported percent of records containing coding errors significant enough to change a diagnostic related group (DRG). Results indicate about 87 percent, 9 percent, and 5 percent of respondents reported that significant coding errors existed in less than 5 percent, 6-10… CONTINUE READING

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