Recently, a George Washington basketball player reported a coach’s suspected verbal and emotional abuse.
The following is an example of the appropriate mechanism for alleviation from the conditions and injuries.
When Child (<18) and Youth (16-24 UN definition) Athletes sustain severe, adverse experiences, maltreatment and/or abuse they should seek professional consultation:
• If they have sustained emotional and psychological injuries they should seek diagnoses and treatments from mental health professionals.
• If they have sustained physical injuries, they should seek diagnoses and treatments from medical/surgical professionals.
• If they have sustained sexual maltreatment injuries, they should seek diagnoses and treatments from medical/surgical professionals.
• Afterwards, the Athlete or caretakers, when age appropriate, and the Doctor should report the serious injuries, if perpetrated by the Coach, to the County Attorney for investigation.
• A report is a call for an investigation by legal authorities, when substantiated by a diagnosis and a suspected Coach perpetrator.
• One diagnostic psychological example, PTSD, is a devastating, potentially life-long morbidity, packaged in the minds’ of children and youth-adult Athletes.
• The PTSD incidents endure from the onslaught of trauma, through their humiliation and belittling, after they transfer or pull-out from sports altogether, into adulthood and can become, potentially, a very lengthy time period.
• No amateur Athlete should have to suffer morbidity, as my teammates and I suffered, and others continue to suffer, and/or mortality from a substandard Coach perpetrator.
• Every suspected Coach perpetrator, of course, has the right to the presumption of innocence until proven guilty.
[GW basketball players report coach’s ‘verbal and emotional abuse’; many fled school by Adam Kilgore July 21, 2016, Washington Post]
The medical professional should make a telephone call and file a written report to the county attorney and submit a bill to the 3rd party payer, insurance company, with the following diagnostic codes:
T74.31 Adult psychological abuse, confirmed
T74.32 Child psychological abuse, confirmed
Add Coach modifier code: ICD-10 Coach Perpetrator Code = T07.53
Appropriate record documentation and reporting require IDC-10 codes, that became effective 10/1/2015, contain critical information about epidemiology, health management, and treatment of all conditions. Health care professionals use ICD-10 codes to record and identify health conditions.“By creating software ‘buckets’ data types are grouped together. These are aka ‘hashing algorithms’ where different items that have the same hash code (hash collision) and go into the same “bucket”. The object data are grouped by the hash. “A hashing function may map several different keys to the same index. Therefore, each slot of a hash table is associated with (implicitly or explicitly) a set of records, rather than a single record. For this reason, each slot of a hash table is often called a ‘bucket’ and hash values are also called bucket indices.” Public health workers, legal officials and researchers can use the records and reports from the ‘buckets’ of ICD-10 codes they request to
• find statistical trends in health
• track the causes and outcomes of morbidity (disease)
• and causes of mortality (death)
• and statistical and data mining
• Insurers use ICD codes to classify conditions and determine reimbursement
• deterrence of coaches’ unlawful behaviors
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