Authentic Medicine Moment #5: The ICD-10 Mess Again

I know, I know.  I just can’t give this issue up.  Too much fun.

Reference Link of Study in Video: http://graphicsweb.wsj.com/documents/MEDICALCODES0911/#term=Turtle

 

Douglas Farrago MD

Douglas Farrago MD is a full-time practicing family doc in Forest, Va. He started Forest Direct Primary Care where he takes no insurance and bills patients a monthly fee. He is board certified in the specialty of Family Practice. He is the inventor of a product called the Knee Saver which is currently in the Baseball Hall of Fame. The Knee Saver and its knock-offs are worn by many major league baseball catchers. He is also the inventor of the CryoHelmet used by athletes for head injuries as well as migraine sufferers. Dr. Farrago is the author of four books, two of which are the top two most popular DPC books. From 2001 – 2011, Dr. Farrago was the editor and creator of the Placebo Journal which ran for 10 full years. Described as the Mad Magazine for doctors, he and the Placebo Journal were featured in the Washington Post, US News and World Report, the AP, and the NY Times. Dr. Farrago is also the editor of the blog Authentic Medicine which was born out of concern about where the direction of healthcare is heading and the belief that the wrong people are in charge. This blog has been going daily for more than 15 years Article about Dr. Farrago in Doximity Email Dr. Farrago – [email protected] 

  4 comments for “Authentic Medicine Moment #5: The ICD-10 Mess Again

  1. January 4, 2012 at 11:22 pm

    Yes the expansion was to 140,000 codes. All part of the vast left-wing conspiracy if you ask me. Just another way that Barry was going to ‘ensure quality’ while not paying doctors for what we do. I had heard implementation was being delayed or at least the delay was being debated, with cost to the physician’s office cited as one of the top concerns. Hey, if Barry wants to spread some of his wealth around (maybe about $85K) I’ll try ICD-10.

  2. December 29, 2011 at 7:00 pm

    Well darn it…you didn’t post that reference to the WSJ article in your orignal post. (Nice try though)

    Nonetheless, you’d just take any info prima facie and not check it for yourself? That’s scary, Dr. Dug

    Holy cow! Glad you’re not my doctor!

    You’re welcome.

    BTW…Buy MySpace stock…it’s gonna soar!

    Obviosuly you won’t allow this comment without some other excuse for your gross error, eh?

  3. December 29, 2011 at 2:30 pm

    Are you sure there are 140,000 diagnosis codes in ICD-10CM? Check again please.

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