Waterskiing Used as Example for Medical Coding

boarditupboarditup Posts: 585 Crazy Baller

The article above uses waterskiing as an example of absurdity in the new medical coding scheme. Seriously, medical coding for an injury from skiing on buring waterskis. It is worth the reading time.
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  • ForrestGumpForrestGump Posts: 6,393
    I have obviously not been negligent enough in my water skiing. Now that I know there are all these new codes, I can really go hog wild. lol
    Shane "Crash" Hill

  • 6balls6balls Posts: 6,200 Mega Baller
    The managers of our coding dept got me a t-shirt with that on it:
    The diagnosis is "burn due to water skis on fire" and is code V91.07XA

    Priceless, eh? The number of diagnosis codes in ICD-9 is plenty...the number of codes in I(CD-10 is ridiculous. This will significantly complicate healthcare and also create significant inefficiencies that do not change in meaningful fashion the quality or cost of care being delivered. It will increase the cost of providing care, however, which in the end will increase cost to cover same. Brilliant.
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    If this thread becomes political I will delete it

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  • crashmancrashman Posts: 722 Crazy Baller
    E928.4 external constriction caused by hair leading to submersion while waterskiing

    slalom addiction triggering irrational behavior

  • The_MSThe_MS Posts: 6,839 Member of the BallOfSpray Hall Of Fame
    I am staying out of this.
    Shut up and ski
  • GlockGlock Posts: 192 Baller
    It could happen.

  • klindyklindy Posts: 2,929 ★★★Triple Panda Award Recipient ★★★
    @Glock it's my desktop image and forgot about it! Guess you're right - could happen!
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  • Skoot1123Skoot1123 Posts: 2,213 Mega Baller
    I found another code for us waterskiers - V91.07PA: drowning by waterskiing for seeing a rocking Panda.
  • foxriveratfoxriverat Posts: 633 Crazy Baller
    @MS Me too
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  • TeamWallyTeamWally Posts: 121 Baller
    This isn't a political thread, it's simply governance by insane people.
  • ZmanZman Posts: 1,971 Mega Baller
    Amazing. Are we sure these codes were not put together in a meeting in Denver - after pot was legalized? It must have been wicked fun putting these together and quenching their hunger with pizza.
    In my engineering world, we have equipment failure codes, but learned decades ago that fewer and simpler and people will actually use them. Go figure.
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