two cube farms over from the coding department. Their job was to make sure that the proper procedure codes were used in relation to the diagnosis code provided. Codes were broken down for, as an example, burn first degree, burn second degree, etc. Funny thing is, consideration of how much treatment was going to cost and how much would be covered didn't seem to affect what the provider chose for treatment. The coding comes after the fact and just makes for more work for the insurance company. In other words it doesn't matter if there is a code for animal bite: reptile: turtle or just animal bite - the actual treatment will be the same.
What a pointless cluster...
"Damn the pandas, full steam ahead"
-Admiral David Farragut
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