Tuesday, March 5, 2013

When Bureaucrats Attack: Stabbed While Crocheting, Hurt at the Opera

Behold, the marvels of 21st century, bureaucrat-driven health care:
The U.S. health care system is ramping up to implement a massive new coding system called ICD-10. It’s a bland name for a system capable of coding thousands of colorful injuries. A full 68,000 to be exact, as opposed to the 13,000 under the current ICD-9. The codes are intended to help health care providers keep track of what happened to you, how much it should cost and what follow-up care you need. 
Take these, straight from ICD-10:
  • Hurt at the opera: Y92253
  • Stabbed while crocheting: Y93D1
  • Walked into a lamppost: W2202XA
  • Walked into a lamppost, subsequent encounter: W2202XD
  • Submersion due to falling or jumping from crushed water skis: V9037XA
We are the ones we've been waiting for and this is the stuff of hope 'n' change.

Via Poor Richard

UPDATE: How To Prevent Injury While Crocheting

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