Monday, November 2, 2009

Brevity is the Soul of Wit

I'm reading some notes on a new patient who's coming in later today. This was from her previous neurologist:

"Impression: Headaches.

Plan: Appropriate treatment.

Thank you for this consult."

16 comments:

Sunshine said...

I bet no one would have thought to do what that Dr. did. I mean really, why would you think that the patient needed appropriate treatment? Geez.

LOL.

Fiz said...

He went to medical school, just to write that?

Dani said...

Even the other doctors are crazy around there...

CrownedwithVictory said...

Now you know why she is giving your office a try.

CK Lunchbox said...

by those standards I could pass as a Dr. I did stay at a Holiday in Express last night.

Dr. Trout said...

99211

Grumpy, M.D. said...

Dr. Trout- in my experience the doctors with the crappiest documentation are the ones most likely to do 99245.

Christine-Megan said...

I'm guessing this sorta tx is why he was her "previous" neurologist?

Doctor D said...

Man this doctoring is easy! I can just write "appropriate treatment" on everybody and bill their insurance.

Anonymous said...

I love it! I am the UR guy at my hospital. I doubt that meets Medicare rules. It does remind me of the old-style ortho note "Bone Broke, Me Fix".

student dr. blaze said...

I might be tempted to report such a doctor to medicare for fraud. That documentation doesn't even come close to classifying for a 99211! (&, yes, the worst offenders usually bill even higher than that.) A 1st semester med student could document better than that. Sheesh.

Classof65 said...

That was really helpful, wasn't it?

Arps said...

Ha!

Dragonfly said...

Well, glad the treatment wasn't inappropriate. Whatever it was.

Frank, CPhT said...

Appropriate treatment, what a novel idea! Was this doctor, perhaps involved in the caffeine study, too?

"Paging Dr. Obvious!"

Janna said...

If only the last line had one less syllable, it could have been a haiku!

 
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