Coding and Billing for Patients with Diabetes

Bartol, Tom

Nurse Practitioner . 30(7):47-53, July 2005.

It is important to document and receive appropriate reimbursement for the challenging and time-consuming care of patients with diabetes. Coding and billing are skills the NP must understand along with clinical skills, but these need not be overwhelming. This article will present some guidelines for accurate and efficient coding and billing for patients with diabetes, including easy-to-use guidelines. This is not intended as a complete lesson in coding, but will help build coding skills for the NP.