Talk:morbidity

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  1. What desease, illness, ailment or problem a patient has (that is being discussed, or addressed, or has a service being applied toward.)
    When entering a service or procedure, clerks must be sure they apply the service code to the correct morbidity, especially when the patient is being treated for several different illnesses.
Is there such a meaning? (left verbatim) --Dennis Valeev 23:51, 1 Dec 2004 (UTC)
I've encountered this meaning working with the medical industry. When applying a service charge, some insurers will not check your service provided against all illnesses a patient has; instead they require a specific morbidity to be identified, then check to see if that service is applicable (in their billing rate tables) for that illness/morbidity.
Having entered this, from my general knowledege of medical jargon, I then checked it against m-w.com. Apparently, they don't recognise this use of the word, and instead have two completely different definitions. --Connel MacKenzie 00:00, 2 Dec 2004 (UTC)
So what do we do? --Dennis Valeev 00:01, 2 Dec 2004 (UTC)
Apparently someone already took the initiative... --Connel MacKenzie 00:04, 2 Dec 2004 (UTC)
What do you mean? Sorry for pruning the whole article down. --Dennis Valeev 00:05, 2 Dec 2004 (UTC)
Oh, that was you. I thought you said you left it verbatim - my mistake then. I think some mention of that meaning should appear here - perhaps with some notation that it is a newer usage and/or that it's medical & insurance jargon. By the way, where did you get those meanings from? --Connel MacKenzie 00:25, 2 Dec 2004 (UTC)
From reliable sources. Anyways, feel free to add the aforementioned meaning to the article (coupled with the example), but mind to check your spelling. As to left verbatim I meant I copied it here and left it verbatim--Dennis Valeev 00:29, 2 Dec 2004 (UTC)
How's my spelling now? Can you think of a better way to word it? --Connel MacKenzie 00:43, 2 Dec 2004 (UTC)
Thumbs up! --Dennis Valeev 00:46, 2 Dec 2004 (UTC)