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League of Pediatricians Lobbying For New ICD-10 Codes: ‘Probably a Virus’ & ‘First-Time Mother’

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In light of the new ICD-10 roll out, the League of Pediatricians has come forth with a mission statement set to dispel the requirement that ridiculous presentations to the emergency department leave with real diagnoses.  In a recent press release, commander of the League of Pediatricians, Chuck Kirchner, came forward with this seemingly benign request.
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“I would honestly just like some transparency in our field,” said Kirchner.  “None of us really have any idea about these funky rashes, kids with emesis, or funny purple spots on little Tommy’s big toe.  I don’t care if it’s itchy.  I’m itchy.  Get over it.  Lets just call it for what it is: probably a virus that is probably going to get better.”

The ramifications of the request have been much larger than Kirchner likely expected.  In fact, the American Academy of Pediatrics has issued a counter statement reassuring American parents that while it is probably just a virus, they should continue to support their local pediatrician’s spouse’s shopping habit and take their kids in, just to be sure that it is probably a virus that will probably get better.

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    Cory Bean

    I’m still waiting for “adolescence” to be a billable psychiatric diagnosis…

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    Nicki Pointing

    It must be a nightmare trying to code a lot of things Donna!

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    Donna Holley

    He he we love coding these cases as well. Viral infection, unspecified one of the most commonly used codes in paediatric admissions. :-) There have definitely been some interesting codes over the years…eg. funny looking kid. lol

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    Nicki Pointing

    Alexander Lyudin, Kimberley Chai, Kirsten Wallace, Bronwyn Lamond hehehe!

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    Cameron Gardner

    Im usually 95 temp, so 99 CLEARLY a fever, unspecified. Brittany Jean Coburn

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    Joe Citta

    Amberlace Citta

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    Shanna Williams

    HA

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    Anonymous

    Have now made a corresponding epic dot phrase :)

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    Rachel Roberts

    Jenna Strother

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    Delia María Rivera

    With extended services codes attached.

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    Keitha Beamer

    Lol

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    Stefanie Avery

    Kt Simpson

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    Robyn Ayers

    Im still hoping for “parent fail”

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    Lidemarie Van Der Wijk

    “I don’t care if it’s itchy. I’m itchy. Get over it.” Sounds like you could have written this Vibhor Tiwari

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    Cheryl McHaney Phillips

    Also, “I’m taking my kid to the doctor to satisfy the school attendance office.”

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    Keith Pochick

    Google-aided random customized vaccination schedule, NOS.

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    Jose Francisco Fernandez

    Catalina Contreras

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    Katie Capistran

    Lol

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    Linda Barnes

    Gotta love it

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    Kara Kuha Nelsen

    David D. Nelsen

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    Joy Atchison

    A modifier for “it/whatever” only happens at night and that’s why I am calling at 2AM!!!

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    Nelson Munford

    Level 5+

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    Brent Smith

    While we are at it, can we get the dx “I don’t know what it is so call it otitis so I give them abx” removed from the EDs EMR?

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    Russell T. Dirksen

    Laura Black Mohling

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    Kelly Summers Koch

    Lol Jamie Kirby Lynch

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    Michael Henley

    Heather Allard Nurul Ain Norman… but we probably sort the wheat from the chaff before you guys get called in! :P

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    Kris Hanson

    I know a coder who swears she will retire when she gets to code the one about getting sucked into a jet engine.

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    Jennifer Wooten

    Keith Seibert

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    Catherine Sikorski

    Possibly pneumonia

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    Elizabeth Patrenos

    I am still waiting to use my favorites from the ICD9– “injury from falling from a spacecraft”, “moron”, and “idiot”

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    Sveta Paprika

    Tuhina Joseph Tami Hagoel Vincent Patrick Devlin

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    Keith Pochick

    “Concussion” after being hit by paper airplane, without mention of complication.

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    Olivia Hatcher

    Elizabeth :-)

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    Keith Pochick

    “Give my 6yo some legalized amphetamines since he has the attention span of a 6 yo, NOS.”

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    Jeremy Jones

    Jenn Sweetman haha

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    Keith Pochick

    “Still coughing, without mention of complication.”

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    Sam Spalding

    Yesss so needed hahah Vatsal Trivedi! Miona Milutinov

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    Keith Pochick

    “Going out of town tomorrow so we need antibiotics for this cold now, NOS.”

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    Archna Goel Calfee

    Katherine Kreusser Maggie Steffen McCormick

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    Rachel Jolly Bray

    Laura Yarb

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    Eileen Left

    A version of pediatrician in the story as a female – ( since I think we are in the majority ) would be even more hysterical -I would have love to hear what husbands’ hobbies that she supports would be!

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    Kris Schultz

    And having to explain that you don’t need antibiotics for a virus should automatically be a level 5 visit.

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    Shaun Urie

    Claire. Hahahahaha! Yes!!!

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    Aimee Briggs

    David Foley

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