Events

Tuesday, october 4, 2022

How Well Do International Classification of Diseases (ICD) Codes from the Electronic Health Record Identify Patients with Opioid Use Disorder? Learnings from the Rural MOUD Study

 

Laura-Mae Baldwin, MD, MPH

Professor, 

Department of Family Medicine,

University of Washington

 

Larissa Mooney, MD

Professor of Clinical Psychiatry,

University of California Los Angeles

 

Katie Osterhage, MMS

Research Scientist, 

Department of Family Medicine,

University of Washington

DESCRIPTION:

Rising opioid overdose deaths are a national public health crisis, and there is a corresponding increase in research examining the prevalence, cost, and treatment of opioid use disorder (OUD). Insternational Classification of Diseases (ICD) diagnosis codes are often used to identify patients with OUD for research using Electronic Health Record (EHR) or claims data, but the accuracy of ICD codes for this purpose is not well studied. This presentation will share the results of a study comparing ICD-10 diagnosis codes related to opioid use, dependence, and abuse from an EHR data extraction at four clinics to clinical data maintained in the clinics’ OUD patient registries and the clinician/staff interface of the EHR. The findings suggest that researchers need new approaches that do not exclusively depend on ICD codes alone to identify patients with OUD accurately. 

LEARNING OBJECTIVES:

  1. Understand the role and importance of electronic health record (EHR) data in practice-based research
  2. Recognize how the assignment of ICD diagnosis codes in clinical practice can influence research results

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Oct 4 Laura-Mae Baldwin, MD, MPH How Well Do International Classification of Diseases (ICD) Codes from the Electronic Health Record Identify Patients with Opioid Use Disorder? Learnings from the Rural MOUD Study
Nov 1 Doug Barthold, PhD TBD
Dec 6 Morhaf Al Achkar, MD, PhD TBD