Friday, October 21, 2011

10 Things Dr. Seuss Really Did Say About ICD-10? (Not kidding!)

I tip my hat to these sites of note => and => and offer thanks to those who thought my Dr. Seuss post worthy of note.  Here are a few more that Dr. Suess actually has really wrote!


1. Don't cry because it's over, smile because it happened.


{What many of us working on ICD-10 will feel sometime in late 2016}


2. Unless someone like you cares a whole awful lot, nothing is going to get better. It's not.


{What executives and others responsible for ICD-10 must take to heart}


3. I have heard there are troubles of more than one kind. Some come from ahead and some come from behind. But I've bought a big bat. I'm all ready you see. Now my troubles are going to have troubles with me!


{The attitude some ICD-10 project managers are going to need to take, if not already}


4. From there to here, from here to there, funny things are everywhere!


{What those assessing business processes and software applications are finding}


5. Think left and think right and think low and think high. Oh, the thinks you can think up if only you try!


{See # 4}


6. How did it get so late so soon?


{What everyone thinking about and/or working on ICD-10 is thinking TODAY!}


7. You can get help from teachers, but you are going to have to learn a lot by yourself, sitting alone in a room.


{What clinical documentation specialists are going to have to do}


8. They say I'm old-fashioned, and live in the past, but sometimes I think progress progresses too fast!


{Some physicians who are irked about ICD-10.  I know more than a few…}


9. You'll get mixed up, of course, as you already know. You'll get mixed up with many strange birds as you go. So be sure when you step. Step with care and great tact and remember that Life's a Great Balancing Act. Just never forget to be dexterous and deft. And never mix up your right foot with your left.


{What everyone impacted by ICD-10 must remember today, tomorrow and the next 700+ days}


10. So the writer who breeds more words than he needs, is making a chore for the reader who reads.


{Evidently what those who came up with many of the ICD-10 codes were thinking when they created a few thousand of those ICD-10 codes?}


Ok, I will goof no more. Stay in tune with my blog to see what’s in store!


Hint: My thoughts on financial modeling using ICD-9 and ICD-10 codes.


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