Medical necessity is one of the top two reasons for Medicare denial and repayment. If a therapist selects "knee pain" instead of "left knee pain", it lacks specificity which may lead to a denial or repayment if medical necessity is not met. If an ICD code alert or notification like "are you sure you want to select this general/unspecific diagnosis?" that would urge the therapist and call attention to a potential medical necessity compliance issue.
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