Pecked By A Chicken? Sucked Into A Jet Engine? There’s a Code For That

(By – Barbara Feder Ostrov, Kaiser Health News)

If you’re struck by an orca, sucked into a jet engine, or having relationship problems with your in-laws, fear not: Your doctor now has a medical diagnosis code for that. Today U.S. doctors, hospitals and health insurers must start using the ICD-10, a vast new set of alphanumeric codes for describing diseases and injuries in unprecedented detail. Read more…

 

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