NEWS OF THE WEIRD

NO SMALL INJURY

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News site MedPageToday.com is keeping tabs on the eventual unveiling of new, obscure, minutely detailed billing codes for doctors to report diagnoses and treatments to insurance companies, and among the latest to be part of the medical landscape are separate codes for injuries occurring from a "balloon collision" or during "knitting and crocheting" or for injuries during "gardening and landscaping" (though not merely caused by "digging, shoveling and raking," which requires a different code). Distinct codes are necessary if an injury occurred at an opera house or if the patient is injured by walking into a lamppost — with separate codes for the first such lamppost collision and repeat collisions.

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