An Alien Chest Burster? The Vulcan Death Grip? You’re Covered.

Under Obama, government regulations (and regulators) have skyrocketed. Want to see some of what your children’s, grandchildren’s, and great-grandchildren’s taxes are paying for?

Wall Street Journal — Today, hospitals and doctors use a system of about 18,000 codes to describe medical services in bills they send to insurers. Apparently, that doesn’t allow for quite enough nuance. A new federally mandated version will expand the number to around 140,000—adding codes that describe precisely what bone was broken, or which artery is receiving a stent. It will also have a code for recording that a patient’s injury occurred in a chicken coop… There are codes for injuries in opera houses, art galleries, squash courts, and nine locations in and around a mobile home… Billing experts who translate doctors’ work into codes are gearing up to start using the new system in two years. … R46.1 is “bizarre personal appearance” while R46.0 is “very low level of personal hygiene.” It’s not clear how many klutzes want to notify their insurers that a doctor visit was a W22.02XA, “walked into lamppost, initial encounter” (or, for that matter, a W22.02XD, “walked into lamppost, subsequent encounter”). …

And who can deny that Democrats are the party of scienciousness and futurity when ObamaCare is getting ready to bill you for accidents involving spacecraft? Go to that link and check out some searches on different keywords. There are nine different codes for injuries caused by turtles (no word on whether or not those are the mutant ninja variety).

UPDATE: What? There are no codes for injuries from moose? But a Møøse once bit my sister! Mynd you, møøse bites Kan be pretty nasti…

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10 Responses to “An Alien Chest Burster? The Vulcan Death Grip? You’re Covered.”

  1. LC Aggie Sith Says:

    The more regulations, the more they control.

    Anything there on capybara attacks??

  2. cookielady Says:

    The more difficult the coding, the simpler it is to deny coverage because of incorrect coding.

    Expensive government health care system problem solved!

    • RoboMonkey Says:

      Not to mention that extensive paperwork leads to extensive delays, as we see with “health” care in places like Europe; and if you delay and deny critical health care to people long enough, the problems eventually “go away” and savings are reached.

  3. Azygos Says:

    Moose do bite. My wife worked at the Hospital in Palmer Alaska. She had a patient who hit a moose. I came through the windshield, bit the lady on the hand, jumped up and ran off.

  4. LC Aggie Sith Says:

    At least y’all don’t live in Australia, where the fauna is out to kill you 😉

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