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Friday, September 7, 2012


Plamonia:  (n) A faux diagnosis of pneumonia for a patient admitted to the hospital awaiting placement to a nursing home; pneumonia for pacement

Faux diagnosis:  (n)  A fictitious diagnosis to assure patient meets criteria for reimbursement.

Faux pneumonia:  (n)  A fictitious diagnosis of pneumonia simply because pneumonia is the most reimbursable diagnosis.

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