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Saturday, October 1, 2011

Faux Pneumonia

If  you work in a hospital you'll notice that pneumonia is the most common diagnosis.  The reason is because it's the most reimbursable.  Because of this, many times doctors write pneumonia as the diagnosis even though the patient doesn't have pneumonia.  In these cases, what we have is faux pneumonia. 

This is what happens when you have the government set the guidelines for reimbursement.  Patients get diagnosed with faux diagnosis'. 


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