Confusion and mayhem

Source: Gordon’s Notes: Systemic failure in American medicine: combining ICD-10-CM with “leaf code” reimbursement rules

It’s confusing and quite abstract if you don’t work in healthcare, but it does make sense when you think about it in terms of money, as I did. The only times I’ve stepped in a hospital in the past five years are when I buy coffee from a store inside of one.

The system as described by Gordon lacks something crucial when talking about illness, disease and health conditions: specificity.

When you can’t properly code something in a very specific way, everything else built on top of it goes out the window.

Author: nullrend

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