Sunday, October 28, 2012

Yes There Is Proof That George Zimmerman's Nose was Broken

    A common argument you will hear from the uninformed Trayvon Mafia is that George's nose is only "likely broken" and that it has never been proven. This argument is patently absurd on it's face and shows the absolute refusal by the Trayvonettes to actually look into the facts of the case. The proof of the broken nose lies in the ICD-9 codes listed on Mr. Zimmerman's medical reports from Altamonte Family Practice where he was treated after being savagely attacked by Trayvon Martin.

What Are ICD-9 Codes ?

 ICD means International Statistical Classifications of Diseases. ICD codes are alphanumeric designations given to every diagnosis, description of symptoms and cause of death attributed to human beings.These classifications are developed, monitored and copyrighted by the World Health Organization (WHO). In the United States, the NCHS (National Center for Health Statistics), part of CMS (Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services) oversees all changes and modifications to the ICD codes, in cooperation with WHO.

What does that mean to us patients? It means that each diagnosis a human being may be given has a code, a numbered designation, that goes with it. That code means that every medical professional in the United States and many other parts of the world will understand the diagnosis the same way. So, for example, if I am diagnosed with GERD (acid reflux), it will be given the code 530.81. If I travel across the country and need to see a doctor for my heartburn, he will also put a 530.81 on my record. The 530.81 is the ICD classification.

If the diagnosis is for something acute, something that goes away with treatment like a rash or the flu, then the ICD code will be less important to us. Because the illness or condition will go away, the code will stay on our record, but won't affect future care. However, if we are diagnosed with a chronic or lifelong problem, like heart disease or diabetes, then the ICD code will follow us for most of our medical care, and will help our healthcare providers make determinations about our care. As electronic medical records are implemented across the country, these codes will affect our care more and more.

What ICD-9 Code is listed on George Zimmerman Medical Record submitted to the court ? (click this link to view the document pg 2 )

ICD-9-CM Diagnosis Code 802.0
Closed fracture of nasal bones
Short description: Nasal bone fx-closed.

ICD-9-CM 802.0 is a billable medical code that can be used to specify a diagnosis on a reimbursement claim.

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