#1 Feds To Mandate Use Of 155,000 Codes By Doctors To Record Injuries Such As “Suicide By Jellyfish” And “Forced Landing of Spacecraft” by Eglman 06.03.2014 11:39

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Expect any less from the federal government?

Via Weekly Standard:

Ever considered suicide by jellyfish? Have you ended up in the hospital after being injured during the forced landing of your spacecraft? Or been hurt when you were sucked into the engine of an airplane or when your horse-drawn carriage collided with a trolley?

Chances are slim.

But should any of these unfortunate injuries befall you after October 1, 2014, your doctor, courtesy of the federal government, will have a code to record it. On that date, the United States is scheduled to implement a new system for recording injuries, medical diagnoses, and inpatient procedures called ICD-10?—?the 10th version of the International Classification of Diseases propagated by the World Health Organization in Geneva, Switzerland.

So these exotic injuries, codeless for so many years, will henceforth be known, respectively, as T63622A (Toxic effect of contact with other jellyfish, intentional self-harm, initial encounter), V9542XA (Forced landing of spacecraft injuring occupant, initial encounter), V9733XA (Sucked into jet engine, initial encounter), and V80731A (Occupant of animal-drawn vehicle injured in collision with streetcar, initial encounter).

The coming changes are vast. The number of codes will explode?—?from 17,000 under the current system to 155,000 under the new one, according to the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS).

The transition to ICD-10 was planned long before Congress passed the Affordable Care Act in 2010. But Obama administration officials say it is a critical part of the coming reforms. “ICD-10 is the foundation for health care reform,” said Jeff Hinson, a CMS regional administrator, in a conference call about ICD-10 for providers in Colorado.

It will affect almost every part of the U.S. health care system?—?providers and payers, physicians and researchers, hospitals and clinics, the government and the private sector. That system?—?already stressed with doctor shortages, electronic medical records mandates, and the broader chaos of Obamacare?—?is nowhere near ready. And that has lots of people worried.

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#2 RE: Feds To Mandate Use Of 155,000 Codes By Doctors To Record Injuries Such As “Suicide By Jellyfish” And “Forced Landing of Spacecraft” by Frank Cannon 06.03.2014 12:01

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Have you ended up in the hospital after being injured during the forced landing of your spacecraft?



Thank God there is a code for this. My out of pocket for anal probe injuries are through the roof every year.

#3 RE: Feds To Mandate Use Of 155,000 Codes By Doctors To Record Injuries Such As “Suicide By Jellyfish” And “Forced Landing of Spacecraft” by algernonpj 06.03.2014 13:15

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CMS administrator Jeff Hinson, in his conference call with Colorado providers, offered a stern warning about the October 1, 2014, compliance date. “You need to know that the deadline is firm,” he said. “The deadline is firm.”

That could spell disaster.

Despite desperate pleas from virtually every corner of the health care industry, the federal government has offered no details for comprehensive end-to-end testing of the new coding system before it goes live in seven months. “In meetings over the past two or three years between commercial payers and CMS, we were told that if everything went relatively smoothly, and we just saw the typical hiccups associated with a major transition like this, there could be as much as a one-year disruption in cash flow​—​for both large and small practices,” says Louie. “And that’s when we thought there would be end-to-end testing.”


What could go wrong ?


For anyone interested here are the diagnosis codes for ICD-10:
http://www.icd10data.com/ICD10CM/Codes

In addition to these there are a boatload of procedure codes.

#4 RE: Feds To Mandate Use Of 155,000 Codes By Doctors To Record Injuries Such As “Suicide By Jellyfish” And “Forced Landing of Spacecraft” by ThirstyMan 06.03.2014 14:24

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"The coming changes are vast. The number of codes will explode?—?from 17,000 under the current system to 155,000 under the new one, according to the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS)."

Top down bureaucracies have their advantages --far more paperwork jobs created which is GOOD for the economy!

Need I remind you of this NitWit's knowledge about economic strategies?



What? no scrutiny of her "Doo Doo Economics" ??? I can't believe the puke these people serve up as food.

#5 RE: Feds To Mandate Use Of 155,000 Codes By Doctors To Record Injuries Such As “Suicide By Jellyfish” And “Forced Landing of Spacecraft” by algernonpj 06.03.2014 14:42

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Quote: ThirstyMan wrote in post #4
"The coming changes are vast. The number of codes will explode?—?from 17,000 under the current system to 155,000 under the new one, according to the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS)."

Top down bureaucracies have their advantages --far more paperwork jobs created which is GOOD for the economy!
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And think of all the wealth being created !

And since the paperwork is digital think of how much climate change will be prevented !


Sadly our education system is designed to turn our people who will buy into all of this.

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