Doctors To Get 70,000 New Medical Codes The codes seem to cover everything, including "contact with a squirrel."
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Doctors To Get 70,000 New Medical Codes

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Doctors To Get 70,000 New Medical Codes

Doctors To Get 70,000 New Medical Codes

Doctors To Get 70,000 New Medical Codes

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Doctors are getting a billing system that's sure to cause headaches.

Introduced by the federal government, 70,000 new medical codes will describe diagnoses in detail.

Like this:

Crashed in a spacecraft? That's V95.41XA.

Walked into a lamppost? Twice? That's W220.2XD.

Others include, "Problems in relationship with in-laws..."

"Other contact with a squirrel ..."

And, "Underdosing of caffeine."

Not included: death via paperwork.