Monday, May 23, 2022

Things seen in charts

 Here's this one, showing the hazards of cut & paste:

 



Next we have this bit of bullshit, which was, sadly, the entirety of the chart note and which told me nothing:


 

Apparently someone is hoping there's a CPT billing code for "vice versa:"




Next is another piece of crap someone pasted in. I'm willing to bet that the physician involved pastes this in at the end of pretty much every single note they write.

 
 
 
And, lastly:

Translation: just because I'm billing your insurance for treating a disease, doesn't mean you have that disease.






9 comments:

Packer said...

I don’t really care what you do Doc, just no mention of Monkeypox…..

Anonymous said...

#3: Yep, I wasn't there, but here's how I can bill..........

Anonymous said...

I’m just impressed that you can order or review the Large Hadron Collider for patient 2. Your medical physicists must be top drawer!

Anonymous said...

Does the +4 get added to the patient's saving throw?

Anonymous said...

But if you divide by education and then multiply by education, they cancel each other out and you're left with counseling and counseling.

Anonymous said...

Who says that writing a 10-page book report when you've only read the first page isn't an important life skill?

vegakitty said...

And they say they don't need medical transcriptionists.

Anonymous said...

"Note: disease descriptions in this chart are for entertainment purposes only, and should not be used as a basis for medical decision making."

Anonymous said...

So, I called the people that make the program for our consult templates because every time I document something, if the screen is left open for longer than exactly 2 min. and 32 secs, the program signs off and unless a person has 'saved' the consult write up, they have to start all over again.

I was finally patched through to someone with a firm tone to their voice and they stated in no uncertain terms that the policy for the entire corporation was to be able to write the consult extemporaneously in less than 2 min. but there was up to 32 secs if it didn't get finished in that amount of time, plus there was an audible tone signal with an adjustable volume. (It was a security feature to deter inadvertent HIPAA violations for which the hospital could be fined gazillion dollars and immediate loss of employment.)

That's when it dawned on me the reason for why notes from physicians, dieticians, and the physical therapist had so many grammatical mistakes, misspelled words, and truncated sentences, misplaced syntax, and ample non sequiturs.

Two minutes doesn't allow time for getting up to open the door, answer the phone, or leave voicemails, and whatever else we do when there's only one of us.

 
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