ICD-10 will save us from the Pandemic!!!

Do not be afraid!  Our government has this Coronavirus thing solved!

Sure, we have no readily available test for the virus.  Sure, that means the virus can spread uncontrolled and undetected.

If you can’t test, you can’t have an epidemic…. right?

But…. We DO have special guidance from the CDC for Coronavirus ICD-10 coding!

Thank goodness!  We’re safe now!

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Steven Mussey MD

Steven Mussey, M.D. is a physician in Internal Medicine, practicing in the Fredericksburg area for more than twenty years. He grew up in Springfield, Virginia and earned a degree in Physics from The University of Virginia, Phi Beta Kappa. He earned his medical degree at The George Washington University and was inducted into the medical honor society AOA. He is Board Certified in Internal Medicine. He served in the Air Force for four years before entering into private practice. He particularly enjoys geriatric medical care and working with complex patients. For almost a quarter century, he has been practicing with one other Internist. Both doctors enjoy practice in a small, but busy office, and plan on working into their 70s, as long as they can still find their way to the office. Dr. Mussey is also an avid cartoonist and has a weekly cartoon in the local newspaper. He also enjoys cartoon animation and has had several public service cartoons playing regularly on the television cable systems. 

  3 comments for “ICD-10 will save us from the Pandemic!!!

  1. Richard Carlson
    February 29, 2020 at 1:41 pm

    I do like that “dying” is listed as a symptom.

    • Steven Mussey
      February 29, 2020 at 8:53 pm

      I understand it is a fairly serious symptom….

  2. Martha C, RN
    February 29, 2020 at 11:53 am

    Hahaha! Hilarious!

    I’m a triage RN at a home visit/telehealth company and I’m officially done with coronavirus.

    Since this week’s media blitz, I’ve taken a hundred million calls, like this one: “I’m sure it’s just a cold, but can I make a house call appt to get tested for coronavirus? I don’t have a fever or any symptoms, but I’m just worried! Do you take BCBS HMO?”.

    Ugh! “First, let me spend the next 10 – 15 mins discussing your lack of symptoms and the protocols involved to be tested for coronavirus.” “Second, No! We do NOT take BCBS HMO (and good luck finding anyone who does.).”

    Good luck to all my fellow health care providers in the midst of the madness that is modern healthcare.

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