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Health Care in F Minor

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If health care was a piano, acute care hospitals and their 14,400 different codes under the International Statistical Classification of Diseases and Related Health Problems, tenth edition ("ICD-10") practice C major scales on a regular basis. Psychiatric acute care hospitals and their few hundred codes set forth in the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders, fifth edition ("DSM-V") offer treatment that sounds like F minor, unless it includes the ten separate sub-classes of substance-related disorders, which may resemble the scale of D minor with its solitary flat note. Juxtapose ICD-10 and DSM-V even slightly and the result is dissonance, as health care rarely combines with grace matters of the mind and body. Life, however, does not exist in separated silos, so when the boundaries of treatment remain incompatible, patients suffer.

Garner, Craig B.


Garner Health Law Corporation

Law, Provider Reimbursement

January 1, 2017

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