This has been going around the interwebs for a week or more but I keep coming back to it, what great insight in such a humorous post.  This is what happens when lawyers run the way medicine is delivered…

To familiarize lawyers with the new coding scheme requested by the USPDA, a small sample for the complaint of “Spilling” is shown below:

  • Spilling 200
    • Spilling, Water – 210
      • Spilling, Water, Hot – 211
        • with blisters 211.1
        • without blisters 211
      • Spilling, Water, Warm – 212
      • Spilling, Water, Cold – 213
  • Spilling, Coffee – 240.1
    • Spilling, Coffee, Hot – 240.11
        • with blisters – 240.121
        • without blisters 240.122
      • Spilling, Coffee, Hot, With Cream only – 240.12

      • Spilling, Coffee, Hot, With Regular Milk only – 240.13
      • Spilling, Coffee, Hot, With 2% milk only – 240.14
      • Spilling, Coffee, Hot, With Skim Milk – 240.15
      • Spilling, Coffee, Hot, With Soy milk only 240.16
      • Spilling, Coffee, Hot, With Sugar only – 240.17
      • Spilling, Coffee, Hot, With Artificial Sweetner (of any type, including, but not limited to Nutrasweet, Spenda, Sweet ‘n Low) – 240.18

    • Spilling, Coffee, Hot, With Cream and Sugar 240.16

To see the whole post head on over to Dr. Wes, always good writing and insightful views from the inside of medicine.

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