I agree, this sounds like a chargemaster issue, not a "coding" issue.
The diagnosis on orders, that's something that cannot be circumvented. Unfortunately, this is the quality of coding for a lot of practices. In the past I've even seen where providers always ordered for the "same" diagnosis code, even when indications were different.
Although your hospital assumes some part of the risk for that, ultimately it is the ordering physician who is responsible for the accuracy of those orders.
Regardless, the CDM might be a problem. Certainly some provider education needs to go on--although I'd venture to say such practices are rampant(?) throughout our hospital networks.
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