Posts by Jerry Bridge

My cat, Max & ICD-10

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I love my cat, Max and I like to think he loves me too. He likes to rub against my hands to try and get a pet or a good scratch. The other day I noticed that he does the exact same thing with my feet.  Max makes no distinction between the hands or the feet. To him they are the same, good for rubbing and scratching, (almost) equally. What would you think about a healthcare provider that lacked the ability to make the simple distinction between hand and foot? They wouldn’t be in business very long! But that’s exactly what’s at stake for providers when comes to making a successful ICD-10...

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Feeling old? Try a bite of summer

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Feeling old? Try a bite of summer

Recently my wife asked me “What’s wrong with you; take a look at your face!”  I barked back, “What are you talking about? I’m fine!” Then I looked in the mirror and got scared. How did this strange, angry, depressed guy get into my mirror? What the hell happened to the ‘happy go lucky, fun loving me’ I once knew? “I’ll tell you what happened…”, I growled to myself, “I’m feeling old”. Now, I understand that ‘feeling old’ is a relative thing; it depends on who your relatives are, genetically speaking.  But seriously, this is something different, a new level...

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Something for Valentine’s Day

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Something for Valentine’s Day

My wife is really ‘something’. Why do I say this and what do I mean? I mean, first of all that I really love her.  We are together now for ten years – in a row!  Given my track record this is a good long run! At least part of what makes her ‘something’, besides living with me for the past decade, is the fact that we eat together, sleep together, walk most everyday together and, most importantly, negotiate the television channels together (together is used loosely here; in the sense that I agree to watch what she prefers and sometimes we happen to want to watch the same shows, that...

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