The DaMental Code

Check out this article on the problems psychiatrists are having with some new codes.    Basically, it is chaos right now and no one is getting paid.

But this year, changes to a mere 30 codes that affect mental health services have thrown a huge glitch into the system.

Can you imagine what will happen when the ICD-10 comes out?  These psychiatry people are basically canaries in the coal mine for the hell that will come in 2014.

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] 

  1 comment for “The DaMental Code

  1. Charles Davant, III
    March 6, 2013 at 10:07 am

    I’m looking forward to ICD-10. I’ll be retiring the day before it becomes mandatory. At 67 I’ll never recover the cost of switching so it will make it easy to hang it up. Bye, Y’all–don’t forget to turn out the lights.

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