Does the actual diagnosis in EHR match ICD codes?

Do ICD codes reflect the actual diagnosis in EHR if so how often it does?

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ICD codes should always reflect the actual diagnosis and the majority of the time that they do. Physicians, and specialists in particular, often see patients with similar problems and know which codes to use. There is an issue when a diagnosis is “non-routine” and the doctor is either unaware of that code or too lazy to look at it.


International Classification of Diseases (ICD) codes are found on patient paperwork, including hospital records, medical charts, visit summaries, and bills. These codes ensure that you get proper treatment and are charged appropriately for any medical services you receive.

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