For quite a few years now, the Centers for Medicare And Medicaid Services (CMS) has been trying to convert the U.S. healthcare system to a new system diagnostic codes, which are used for a number of purposes, including billing.
The codes are easily ridiculed. There is one code for being “bitten by an orca”. If the first encounter did not teach you to keep your distance, there is another code for being “bitten by an orca, subsequent encounter
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