EHR data with ICD-9 claim codes may help ID diabetes

12/10/2012 | PhysiciansBriefing.com

EHR data show promise in finding and classifying more diabetes cases compared with ICD-9 claim codes alone, according to a study in Diabetes Care. Researchers found that all of the subjects with type 1 diabetes were identified with the use of an optimized algorithm, which integrated the ratio of type 1 and 2 codes with recommended prescriptions as well as autoantibody and plasma C-peptide levels data.

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