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What's the Harm? - December 2015 - Outpatient Surgery Magazine

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1 4 9 D E C E M B E R 2 0 1 5 | O U T P AT I E N T S U R G E R Y M A G A Z I N E O N L I N E as well as a reprimand from the chief of surgery. The transition to ICD-10 has indeed generated many growing pains. I used to receive warnings from my beloved billers that my operative notes were not signed soon enough. Now, I receive hate e-mails because I signed them too quickly … before they could be reviewed. Time to audition for The Biggest Loser! ICD-10 was created with the best of intentions: to track patient out- comes with more detail and certainty. Thankfully, I have been blessed with competent and, for the most part, patient billers. The hate mails are decreasing and I am finally learning to document "failure of con- servative therapy" — even when I am taking out a bullet from a shoul- der. OSM Dr. Kelly (johndak4@gmail.com) is an orthopedic surgeon/ sports-shoulder specialist who practices in Philadelphia, Pa.

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