(Source PBS.org)

So 2014 will bring some new codes for medical professionals to label injuries/ incidents experienced by their patients. This new coding, ICD-10, brings a huge increase in number and detail of codes the current system provides. Along with the above pictured “struck by turtle” are the following :

  • 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

Doctors and other medical professionals aren’t too pleased by this and wrote a letter to the centers for medicare and medicaid services in protest, stating it would cause undue paperwork and take attention away from treatment/cause funding issues. 

While I can see that point, personally I’ll be writing a letter to the centers for medicare and medicaid services myself demanding a fully incluse list should they stick with this new system.

My suggestions include:

  • Offended a turtle or tortoise in public/Private leading to severe tortie/ turtle side eye 
  • Fainting and or heart palpitations due to unexpected exposure to tortoises or turtles yawning
  • Fainting and or heart palpitations due to exposure to turtle/tortoise butts
  • Panic attack like symptoms in response to lack of turtle or tortoises in major public events: including but not limited to televised awards shows, blogs, television series, public cultural events, or political speeches, debates and ad campaigns.
  • Exposure to or fear of impending #turtpocalypse
  • emotional and/or physical distress after speaking ill of turtles and tortoises on tumblr, twitter, buzzfeed, facebook, or any other social media (due to impending #turtpocalypse)

More over I believe these are far too human centric – 

For example, I believe Zoya attempted to seek help herself recently and I’m guessing there are no codes for her

  • over exposure to humom’s iphone camera

and the more serious

  • forced over exposure to Justin bieber singing birthday card (thats a post later this week)

I’m just saying. Its something to think about America. Something to think about. 

(Read the Article)

(Source PBS.org)

So 2014 will bring some new codes for medical professionals to label injuries/ incidents experienced by their patients. This new coding, ICD-10, brings a huge increase in number and detail of codes the current system provides. Along with the above pictured “struck by turtle” are the following :

  • 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

Doctors and other medical professionals aren’t too pleased by this and wrote a letter to the centers for medicare and medicaid services in protest, stating it would cause undue paperwork and take attention away from treatment/cause funding issues. 

While I can see that point, personally I’ll be writing a letter to the centers for medicare and medicaid services myself demanding a fully incluse list should they stick with this new system.

My suggestions include:

  • Offended a turtle or tortoise in public/Private leading to severe tortie/ turtle side eye 
  • Fainting and or heart palpitations due to unexpected exposure to tortoises or turtles yawning
  • Fainting and or heart palpitations due to exposure to turtle/tortoise butts
  • Panic attack like symptoms in response to lack of turtle or tortoises in major public events: including but not limited to televised awards shows, blogs, television series, public cultural events, or political speeches, debates and ad campaigns.
  • Exposure to or fear of impending #turtpocalypse
  • emotional and/or physical distress after speaking ill of turtles and tortoises on tumblr, twitter, buzzfeed, facebook, or any other social media (due to impending #turtpocalypse)

More over I believe these are far too human centric – 

For example, I believe Zoya attempted to seek help herself recently and I’m guessing there are no codes for her

  • over exposure to humom’s iphone camera

and the more serious

  • forced over exposure to Justin bieber singing birthday card (thats a post later this week)

I’m just saying. Its something to think about America. Something to think about. 

(Read the Article)