TABLE 3.

Methods of Alternate Coding By Provider Type

Overall (%)DBP (%)PED (%)PSY (%)P Value*
List physical/somatic manifestation of disorder18.519.432.10.8<.001
List individual symptom as diagnosis18.015.429.39.2<.001
List as secondary diagnosis and use multiple codes13.718.44.316.8<.001
Use of qualifiers, modifiers for diagnosis13.310.03.630.3<.001
Use of more general terms10.411.49.310.1.806
Other/combination of methods26.125.421.432.8.111
  • * Overall test of association among the 3 provider groups.