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Posted: 9/17/2011 12:23:47 PM EST
[Last Edit: 9/17/2011 12:25:58 PM EST by Tekka]
From the Federal bureaucracy run amok: Doctors and hospitals use about 18,000 codes to classify their treatments for insurers. Now the federal government is mandating an expanded code which features 140,000 classifications.

http://graphicsweb.wsj.com/documents/MEDICALCODES0911/#term=Water-skis

V9027XA
Drowning and submersion due to falling or jumping from burning water-skis, initial encounter
V9027XD
Drowning and submersion due to falling or jumping from burning water-skis, subsequent encounter
V9027XS
Drowning and submersion due to falling or jumping from burning water-skis, sequela
V9037XA
Drowning and submersion due to falling or jumping from crushed water-skis, initial encounter
V9037XD
Drowning and submersion due to falling or jumping from crushed water-skis, subsequent encounter
V9037XS
Drowning and submersion due to falling or jumping from crushed water-skis, sequela
V9087XA
Drowning and submersion due to other accident to water-skis, initial encounter
V9087XD
Drowning and submersion due to other accident to water-skis, subsequent encounter
V9087XS
Drowning and submersion due to other accident to water-skis, sequela
V9107XA
Burn due to water-skis on fire, initial encounter
V9107XD
Burn due to water-skis on fire, subsequent encounter
V9107XS
Burn due to water-skis on fire, sequela



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Link Posted: 9/17/2011 12:42:47 PM EST
I seriously don't know how our coders put up with that shit other than by necessity.
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