Q: Our providers are reluctant to document a correlation between symptoms and a true diagnosis. Do you have any good ways to get them to do this? For example, our providers document "diabetes" but they often don't include additional details that should be there (e.g., gestational diabetes or type II diabetes mellitus in pregnancy).
CMS allows, and sometimes requires, providers to report certain modifiers in order to identify when a service has been provided by different types of therapists. Review the requirements for reporting modifiers –GN, -GO, -GP, and –KX.