From the WSJ: Under a new system, the number of diagnostic codes doctors must use to get paid is expanding from 14,000 to 70,000, including codes for ailments such as "underdosing of caffeine" (video):
Here are some of the new codes:
- Z63.1: “Problems in relationship with in-laws”
- V91.07XA: “Burn due to water skis on fire.”
At the end of the day, this code probably applies to the majority of healthcare administrators in the US today:
F43.22: “Adjustment disorder with anxiety.”
There Are Now Officially 70,000 Ways to Get Sick or Die. Bloomberg, 2015.