musclmed saidThe way it was listed as a diagnosis is dumb. But from a EHR point of view the particular EHR that group uses SUCKS.
Some doctors use the Problem list as a reminder list and may have put used the diagnosis as a reminder. Instead of its proper place in the SOCIAL HISTORY.
Its easy sometimes to list important demographics in the problem list however its can get you into trouble as it could be perceived as a problem. Ex listing (homeless ) as a diagnosis , using a valid billable code just as a place holder to type in what you want.
This is a sensitive topic especially when some patients want to keep this information out of the chart as a practitioner you have to find other ways to list this information. Its very hard in a electronic medical record, and believe it or not physicians have very little input into a EHR creation.
He later returned to the office, at the suggestion of an attorney and friends, to let the doctor explain her decision. He said when asked, the doctor defended her position.
"I was dumbfounded," Moore said.
Asked how one could treat homosexuality, the doctor said that "is still up to debate" and that the sexual orientation is "still being thought of as a disease," Moore said.
Yes its crap, but whats the point of not bringing out the name of the Doctor?
The code is wrong, but I am just trying to explain what I think happened because we are getting the patients view of it only.
The nurse printed out a summary which is now become a Medicare meaningful use standard. In that summary there are diagnoses used with ICD9 codes.
The doctor for some reason chose to make this diagnosis. But i can tell you I have seen it in EHR charts as a way to annotate sexual orientation.
Her response was just outrageous, and factually incorrect. No one is debating anything about sexual preference who has any worth while credentials.
It is not doing anyone any good really to not mention who made these assertions, and why News 4 who has the chart apparently doesn't disclose who the doctor is.