Skip to comments.New Medical Codes Parse Ailments To The Finest Detail
Posted on 01/20/2014 3:32:13 AM PST by Daffynition
What's the difference if you get hurt at a Bruce Springsteen concert or a performance of "Die Fledermaus"?
To your wrenched back, not much. But to the folks who process your medical records, it's a distinction worth noting.
The difference between an injury at a music hall and one at an opera house is one of many thousands of details that will be parsed by a new health care classification system that begins in the U.S. on Oct. 1 a deadline that presses on every health care provider and insurer in the nation.
(Excerpt) Read more at courant.com ...
Why it’s obvious, of course. The government wants to distinguish between those individuals who may have happened to be bitten ONCE by a squirrel, and those too stupid to stop doing whatever they were doing to get bitten MORE than once.
The reason they are doing this is because they want to identify future potential government employees from the ‘more than once’ category.
When I worked at Honeywell their quality system had hundreds of codes a tech was supposed to use to identify a failure. The idea was to find the root causes and fix them. I got that assignment. Probably 90% of the failures were attributed to a code essentially meaning “it’s broke. Cause unknown.”
That is precisely what this system will get. Nobody is going to read down a list longer than ten items.
EVERYTHING EVER documented ....
Documentation these days means computer ... data input ... cyberspace ...
EVERYTHING documented never, ever, ever goes away.
Take your magic wand and wave it wherever you will ... disappear Washington DC ... and a few ... no, maybe all congresscritters. Hell, take out your asshole neighbors, too
Just make every person responsable for nagative anything in America go away .... and in the computer banks will be the rules and regulations that a really, really good American would uphold ... because it's the law.
I've been thinking of Scooter Libby of late .... and the hundreds if not thousands of men utterly destroyed because of accusation only.
I believe the transition of becoming a doctor because of some idealism (and of course wealth) to assembly line workers is almost complete.
How many doctors work out of their house?
When I was a kid in the 50's, Doctor Fergy (Ferguson) lived up the street and occasionally went into the hospital
Our family doctor was seen in his home
Doctors today gather in conclaves for protection, but the rules and regulations still demand their obeisance.
So if I'm bitten by a sqiurrel twice, do I NOT get the tetanus and rabies treatment because I was apparently too stupid to learn the first time?
What's the code for incurably diseased and contagious presidential administration ?
I was in comms in the AF where we troubleshot and managed A/G, RAPCON and Telcomm circuits, we had trouble codes dictated by DCA.
IIRC, the code for no trouble found, was NNB. The higher ups never wanted to see that in the reports.
They are more interested in motives, ideals and reasons than they are in treatment.
FR needs such a classification system, not the simple ‘Report Abuse’ link we have now.
Code 1001. The post is hugh.
Code 1002. The post is series.
Code 1003. ... etc etc.
“IIRC, the code for no trouble found, was NNB. The higher ups never wanted to see that in the reports.”
I’d sit with the techs sometimes as they troubleshot and I’d watch what they put down. If they tested it and it worked they’d just randomly select a code. I’d ask why and they’d say, “We were told not to use the no-trouble-found code.”
It was a valuable experience in how life really worked. The guy who regularly came up with new codes had not only never troubleshot anything, he’d never even worked on the equipment. He lived in his own little idyllic universe, much like liberals.
My sister...well, you know...
Glad to see our tax money is hard at work. /facepalm
...and you can be sure, somehow, someway, your voting preferences will be noted....don’t put anything past these bass turds
Employment opportunities for coding specialists, income for firms who train coding specialists. It could be a good job for an obsessive categorizer such as myself ...
Remember Yahoo in the early days of the web?
They tried to classify web pages, much as librarians try to classify books.
Then along came search engines. And Yahoo was obsolete. Then along came Google, and it was Game Over!
Taxonomy is the most menial form of intellectual labor.
I’ve seen the new coding that came with the new DSM 5. It broke my brain!
Seriously. It’s a colossal.......
Yeah, and y’know what else parses ailments to the finest detail? Written English. Had to train on the ridiculous piles of new codes, and the only “e.g.” used — repeatedly — by the Affirmative Action success story presenter was, the old codes didn’t differentiate between left and right sides of the body.
...or mistyped the correct code. Geesh!
**....the new system will increase the number of codes to describe various ailments and their treatments from 17,000 to 155,000.**
Sounds like a piece of cake.
...or if you own a gun.....let’s not forget.