This month the US psychiatric and medical professions have undergone a change. Currently, psychiatric diagnosis is done on Axes 1-5, each representing a specific part of the stressors and illnesses with which each client may be dealing. In the interest of more specific billing, the codes have been changed and there are nearly 19 times as many procedure codes, and nearly 5 times as many diagnosis codes in the new listing than its predecessor. Someone has obviously missed the memo stating that “less is more.” Granted accidents will happen, but truly can’t they be coded according to body part? Do we really need a code for struck by an orca (code 56.02) or forced space craft landing (code v95.2)?
DID YOU WRITE A SIX SENTENCE STORY THIS WEEK?
The cue is axes.