Monthly Archives: January, 2014

Grandma Got Run Over by a Reindeer–ICD-10 code W55.32XA

Since developing a plan to reduce our country’s seventeen trillion dollar National debt has proven too taxing for our current Congress, they have instead mandated the use of 55,000 new ICD-10 diagnostic codes. I mean, what’s more important, preventing this country from eventual bankruptcy, or having the proper ICD-10 code for “Horseback rider collides with …

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Can’t you find it???

Four-year old Sarah had come into the office for a yearly physical. She sat perfectly still—the model patient— as Tammy, a nurse practitioner friend of mine, examined her ears and throat. Tammy then told Sarah she was going to listen to her heart. She pulled out her stethoscope and placed the diaphragm and then the …

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