Save your sanity, time & money!

You need to know how to meet your medical and/or mental health needs NOW. You're struggling to survive moment by moment. And you need your dignity.

You're rushing to appointments (the ones you remembered) and/or wondering which treatment to use. Meanwhile, your costs are rising, your needs are changing and you hardly know how to make sense of what to do first, second and later. What about the emotions boiling inside you? How can you calm down with all that's going on?

A former medical coder and medical writer, I've been in your position. I survived a life-threatening emergency with information only a person with my professional experience would know: How to find medical innovators, medical experts and charitable organizations willing to pay part or all of an applicant's specific medical costs, who has software to simplify medical appointment scheduling, a sensible list of items to pack for hospital stays, and more.

I knew that I'd pulled through because of my ability to connect with resources I needed. I knew that most patients lack that knowledge. I decided to provide it, to minimize your suffering.

I believe in empowering terrified, confused and unhappy people with dire diagnoses. I believe that patients should not suffer insults to their dignity in medical settings. I provide information that can help you to manage your problems better, maybe to end them, in the book.

Calm down. Organize your life better. You just might get your grin back.

Wednesday, April 23, 2014

External Causes, Passover and ICD10 All in One!


24 Nisan, 5774

This is not your ordinary blogpost. I'm addressing some diverse topics, with a grin.

I've enjoyed a fun end to Passover/Pesakh, milling around a Mimouna festival in a local park, then listening to the lively music from my home.

I return to medical coding class today, after a week's vacation. I bet we'll have some fun coding this phenom (the psych code for "Dunderhead" must be a doozy!). 

Surgeons in India find 12 gold bars in man's stomach

The sad reality is that for all the pundits who maligned ICD10 and its "outlandish" external cause codes, this is a sad lesson in why such codes are increasingly necessary.

I remain optimistic that America's legislators can reverse medical and financial harm to the public by reinstating the October 2014 ICD10 implementation date. 

Responsible adults learn from their mistakes and correct them. 

They repair harm they have unintentionally - or intentionally - caused.

ICD10 coding is worth gold, well, more cash in the pockets of patients and medical facilities, that is. It can do far more good there than in some selfish guy's gut, no?

Face Your Medical Problems with Dignity. Face Your Future with Optimism. 

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