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New health care billing codes a headache
Orange County Register

Prior to Oct. 1, your doctor had 14,000 codes to choose from as a means to let insurance companies know what kind of ailment you had. You would think a list of 14,000 choices would cover nearly every possible problem. But according to the World Health Organization and the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, you now need more than 70,000 choices to cover what ails you.