HealthCare News

Diagnosis Coding

Issue: #405 DEC2018

Topic: Coding/Billing


Blue Cross Blue Shield of North Dakota (BCBSND) would like to remind providers that diagnosis codes that have an unlisted code description should be used with caution. Just like with procedure coding, diagnosis coding to the highest level of specificity is necessary to avoid claim delays or denial of services. Unspecified codes often do not support or justify the medical necessity for the services provided.