[Patrick Patterson’s mom details how bad Billy Gillispie regime was, Yeah, it was pretty bad times for Kentucky Basketball by Jason Marcum on Jul 12, 2016, A Sea of Blue Nation]

“The days of Billy Gillispie are ones that Wildcats fans would rather delete from their memory.

“In just two years, Gillispie managed to take college basketball’s greatest program and turn it into a sideshow, one of which we still to this day are learning new and troubling details about.

“One party that had to endure the brunt of those two seasons was Patrick Patterson and his family. Patrick came to UK as one of the prized recruits of the 2007 class, but endured frequent losing, two significant injuries and far too much of Gillispie than anyone should suffer through.

“Patrick’s mom, Tywanna, was a guest recently on The Leach Report, where she talked about some of the incidents that took place while her son was playing under Gillispie.

“There was an article where Patrick was training and they had him running up and down the steps and his feet were bleeding through his shoes,” Tywanna said. “He had worked out so hard that he had blisters on the bottom of his foot and they popped. He (Patrick) said “My feet are bleeding,” and he (Gillispie) said, ‘Well you keep going. Keep going.’

“To me, that’s like torture. You don’t treat kids like that. So little things like that would come up and I would be like, ‘What is going on?'”
“Tywanna had to watch helplessly as her son went through all of this, even as she tried to talk with Gillispie.

“I did call a meeting with Coach Gillispie, and my husband and I were in the meeting with him and another assistant,” Tywanna said. “(Gillispie) was very trite and very, kind of like mean, and I just lost it. I said some not-so-nice things to him, and my husband let me say what I had to say.”

“I’m like, ‘I can’t have my son on this team with this man, but I didn’t want him to sit out a year,” Tywanna said. (Patrick) decided ‘I’m gonna stick it out. I’m gonna stick it out.’ But I’m like, ‘After this is over this can’t happen.’ So I want to (Mitch) Barnhart and told him some things.

He was like, ‘Not to worry, not to worry. Just wait until this season’s over. Hang in there.’

“I told him what was happening to some of the other players, you know, because I was in touch with the moms. They didn’t want to say anything they came to me. I don’t know why they came to me. I guess because I’m outspoken. I don’t know, but I’m like, ‘This has to change, this is not working.”

“This only begins to show how bad things got under Gillispie, and if nothing else, serve as a great reason why fans should be enjoying every minute of the John Calipari era.’

Many horrific basketball athlete maltreatments, abuses and neglect were caused or allowed to be caused by Coach Billy Gillispie. The Patrick Paterson maltreatments merely scratch the surface.
[Patrick Patterson’s mom details how bad Billy Gillispie regime was, Yeah, it was pretty bad times for Kentucky Basketball by Jason Marcum on Jul 12, 2016, A Sea of Blue Nation]

But what about the Kentucky basketball athletes under Gillispie and other UK coaches and their athletes in other UK sports, who didn’t have the benefit of a huge professional careers and salaries after UK basketball and other sports? Do they have expensive chronic disabilities? How have they suffered?

A significant proportion of the a horrific basketball and other athletes’ maltreatments, abuses and negligence were furthered by doctors, athletic trainers and health care workers, who “cared-for” the UK basketball athletes and who failed their duty to report the win-at-all-costs dangerous, injurious behaviors of the perpetrator, Gillispie and others, and who failed to stop and prevent further preventable, not-accidental injuries and administrators who failed their duty to protect athletes, many of whom this reporter witnessed first hand.

Doctors, athletic trainers, including sports medicine doctors and other health care workers are mandated to report all forms of child and adult abuse, maltreatments and negligence or risk charges of failure to report, medical malpractice civil suits and/or criminal abuse charges.

Key in the future prevention of Athlete Abuses and blindsiding of coaches with civil and criminal charges are appropriate record documentation and reporting. IDC-10 codes, effective 10/1/2015, contain critical information about epidemiology, health management, and treatment of all conditions. Health care professionals use ICD 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 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

“Transitioning to ICD-10 is required by anyone covered by the Health Insurance Portability Accountability Act (HIPAA)—this includes doctors, hospitals and health insurance companies, all of whom rely on these codes for diagnosing patients and billing for services.”

When a severe injury results from a Coach perpetrator, who is abusive and/or cruel, who pushes and/or punishes a child (<18) or youth (adult >18) amateur athlete beyond their physical and/or psychological limits, the attending doctor, sports medicine doctor or athletic trainer should examine and treat the injured athlete. The doctors’ or trainers’ diagnoses should include the following codes prior to listing the disposition, treatments and participation re-entry of the athlete patient.

ICD-10-CM Coding Rules: Y07.53 describes the circumstance causing an injury, not the nature of the injury and is applicable to Coach, perpetrator of maltreatment and neglect of an athlete.


2016 ICD-10-CM Codes effective 10/1/2016
Diagnosis: Blister (nonthermal), right foot, sequela Code S90.821S
Diagnosis: Blister (nonthermal), left foot, sequela Code T74.11XS
Add below the diagnosis code, if Adult (>18) physical abuse, confirmed, sequela add modifier Code T74.11XS
Add below the diagnosis code, if Child (<18) physical abuse, confirmed, initial encounter add modifier Code T74.12XA Add below the diagnosis code, if caused by the Coach the Perpetrator add modifier Code T07.53 _______________________________________________________________________________________ Other examples: Diagnosis: Child Sexual Abuse: Code T74.22XA Add the Coach modifier code: ICD-10 Coach Perpetrator Code T07.53 _______________________________________________________________________________________ Diagnosis: Child physical abuse, confirmed, initial encounter T74.12XA Add the Coach modifier code: ICD-10 Coach Perpetrator Code T07.53 _______________________________________________________________________________________ Diagnosis: Heat exhaustion, anhydrotic, water deprivation initial encounter Code T67.3XXA Add the Coach modifier code: ICD-10 Coach Perpetrator Code = T07.53 _______________________________________________________________________________________ CAPPAA is an acronym for Child and Youth Physical, Psychological Endangerment and Maltreatment and Sexual Abuse, Negligent Supervision and Human Rights Disorders. Children are less than 18 years and Youth are 15-24 years of age. _______________________________________________________________________________________ The 5 main objectives for the definition of Child Athlete Abuse Syndrome (CAAS) and other associated definitions by CAPPAA are: 1. Prevent abuse and cruelty to Child and Youth Athletes, who Participate in Sports, Recreation and Exercise (SRE) 2. Promote Athlete Safety 1st 3. Prevent criminal and civil Risks for “Problematic Coaches” who don’t know about the legal relationship they have with Children who participate in SRE 4. Define the circumstances creating or causing CAAS, so that everyone concerned completely understands the legal coach-athlete relationship and repercussions and risks, when the relationship is violated, for everyone’s protection and safety 5. These objectives are to be accomplished by utilizing Education, Teaching, Scholarship, Research, Advocacy and Legislation. _______________________________________________________________________________________ “Problematic caretakers” will continue maltreating and abusing athletes as long as they are not educated about their legal relationship with child and youth Athletes and/or they believe they are promoting “mental toughness” and/or they believe abusive techniques are ok with the parents, guardians, establishment and athletic community. _______________________________________________________________________________________ Unfortunately, it is too late, after the Coach is blindsided with a criminal indictment or civil lawsuit and left to “hang out to dry” alone by themselves, when their administrators and superiors are considered immune to similar charges. _______________________________________________________________________________________ “The deterrent effect of getting caught and charged has by itself a larger influence in reducing the propensity to abuse children again than any other likely justice action.” [Preventing Child Maltreatment, the Future of Children, Vol. 19 no. 2 Fall]

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