Medical Coding – Stupid is as Stupid does…

DaffyDuckFriends, in the increasingly complex world of medical coding, the stupidity level is rising exponentially.  As of October 1st, America’s healthcare providers were forced to adopt thousands of new medical codes to record their patients’ conditions in more excruciating detail than ever before. Some of the more than 68,000 diagnostic codes will be helpful: for example, differentiating between type 1 and type 2 diabetes. Others, such as differentiating between a dolphin or sea lion attack (W56.02X  and W56.12X, respectively), may prove less so.  Read on and be amazed…

T43.616A — Underdosing of caffeine.  Ok, I can see this one… If you’re a software developer with a deadline.

Z73.1 — Type A behavior problem.  The liberal hippies just had to have this one.

V91.07 — Burn due to water skis on fire.  I got nothing…

Y93.D1 — Accident while knitting or crocheting.  Scenario – I was knitting a new pair of socks while  watching the news when all-of-a-sudden Hillary came on spewing more lies about Benghazi.  In a fit of rage, I jammed a knitting needle into my hand…

W61.12 — Struck by Macaw.  Keep you damn meat hooks to yourself.

W56.22 — Struck by orca.  Are you a Seaworld trainer?

R45.83 — Excessive crying of child, adolescent, or adult.  Man up, bitch!

V95.42XA — Forced landing of spacecraft, injuring occupant.  Are little green men covered by our healthcare system?

V97.33 — Sucked into jet engine.  I think you would be beyond medical help…

V90.25XA — Drowning due to falling from burning canoe or kayak.  Does it really matter the canoe or kayak was on fire?

W22.02XD — Walked into a lamppost.  Turn of your fucking cell phone, asshole!

R461 — Bizarre personal appearance.  Really?

Y92.241 — Hurt at library.  Paper cuts; they’re a bitch…

F40.233 — Fear of injury.  Just stay inside your plastic bubble…

W18.11XA — Fall from or off toilet.  Don’t lean over so much when you wipe…

R46.0 — Very low level of personal hygiene.  Wash your nasty ass!

Z73.4 — Inadequate social skills.  Another one the hippies needed…

Z63.1 — Problems in relationship with in-laws.  Don’t like it?  Leave!  No problem…

SOURCE – Readers Digest

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