Lame admit Dx's - page 3

Ever wonder how/why some can even be admitted? Maybe it's a small hosptial thing? One of our Docs admitted an old guy with: Fear of back pain. Does insurance even reimburse for that??... Read More

  1. by   semstr
    actually, we do a lot of social admissions around christmas, easter and summervacation. It is official, because the county means it is better this way, as children and old people being left on the streets.

    Take care, Renee
  2. by   CEN35
    social admissions,

    yes we see a lot of those also, around christmas, memorial day, the 4th etc. the family doesn't want to deal with the person, and go off on a hiatus! so why not pawn it off on the hospital/goverment (i.e. medicare).

    makes me wonder?

    can i get medicare to pay any of my monthly bills? prolly not...........just a thought.

    me
  3. by   shay
    Originally posted by judy ann
    So far as the vag discharge after sex. It might depend on gestation. Sex is a great way to induce labor. Is she due, or is she at risk of premature labor and has ruptured membranes? Or is it the usual post- sex discharge?
    No, she's not due, no, she's not ruptured. Just the usual. Stupid patient, had sex, doesn't realize sperm glops back out after entering.

    I'm a labor and delivery nurse, not an insurance coder.
  4. by   CTRN1
    more OB admits..

    impending macrosomia (6lb baby)
    hyperemesis (i would be too if i ate 2 burgers, fries and pizza for dinner daily)
    threatened CPD (dr going on vacation for the weekend)
    or the old standby......pt tired of being pregnant
  5. by   CEN35
    tired of being pregnant? lmao!!! :chuckle


    me
  6. by   judy ann
    Shay-- I also am a Labor and Delivery nurse, Certified in inpatient OB (since 1986) and fetal monitoring (since 1998) and work high risk obstetrics. I also do coding since some of our proceedures are difficult for the regular coders to figure out and our docs are busy with our patients, not that I'm not.
    Last edit by judy ann on May 13, '02
  7. by   CATHYW
    Originally posted by VickyRN
    How about.... STATUS ASTHMATICUS...????
    A FAVORITE diagnosis of a doc I knew who practices in a small community hospital. (HALF of his pts were admitted with that diagnosis.)
    OMG! Were these people all admitted to ICU? Was he constantly in the unit? Were they all intubated? Wonder if he even understood the implications of that dx?
  8. by   dawngloves
    I have friends that were induced at 38-39 weeks because they were tired of being pregnant! I even told them how painful Pitocin was! Can't believe their docs did it!

    I always wonder about celebrities that are in the hospital for "exhaustion" has anyone ever had an "exhaustion" dx?
  9. by   CEN35
    dawn,

    i don't know about that one? the exhausted people get the boot from the er. of course there could be times that would get me in the door...lmao! :chuckle


    me
  10. by   OBNURSEHEATHER
    Originally posted by dawngloves
    I have friends that were induced at 38-39 weeks because they were tired of being pregnant! I even told them how painful Pitocin was! Can't believe their docs did it!
    I'm not surprised at all by that. Inductions for ladies tired of being pregnant and for daddy's scheduling convenience, happens all the time.

    Lame, yes. But not surprising.

    Heather
  11. by   shay
    Originally posted by OBNURSEHEATHER


    I'm not surprised at all by that. Inductions for ladies tired of being pregnant and for daddy's scheduling convenience, happens all the time.

    Lame, yes. But not surprising.

    Heather
    Dontcha just wanna smack 'em???? I've had the patients induced for (get this) 'prolonged prodromal labor' at 37 weeks!!! WHAT THE???!!??
  12. by   CATHYW
    originally posted by furball
    rev jessee jackson is hospitalized for "muscle pain".
    who knows....maybe something serious but "sounds" bogus.
    :roll

    i'm with you on that one, furball! i was wondering what he was afraid he might have been caught at...
    :d
    then again, we don't know what "muscle"...
    and, don't shoot me, but when has he been anything but bogus?
  13. by   Marynurse
    I think I know the answer about celebrities and "exhaustion"! I think that whatever they and their PR people don't want us common folk to know is wrong with them gets released on the news as exhaustion.What do you think?:roll

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