The Most Bizarre ICD-10 Codes

It’s October 2015 – the long awaited time when everyone in healthcare switches to the ICD-10 code system. Hopefully your workflow and revenue continue full steam ahead without any serious dips or disruptions.

On the lighter side, we’re sharing our “Most Bizarre ICD-10 Code Awards.” Although ICD-10 is clearly serious business, among the nearly 70,000 new codes, some stand out as more bizarre than others.

Winners include:

In the Animal Category

W56.52 – struck by other fish (excludes sharks and orca)

W53.21XA – bitten by squirrel, initial encounter

W 55.22 – struck by cow

In the Injury Category

W56.21XA – bitten by orca, initial encounter

W55.3 – (includes accidental contact with goat)

X37.8 – (includes injury from torrential rain)

In the Strange Places Category

Y92.511 – (includes injured at café)

Y92.331 – roller skating rink

Y92.026 – swimming pool of mobile home

In the ‘Just Plain Weird’ Category

W42.0 – exposure to supersonic waves

W49 – (includes exposure to abnormal gravitational forces)

W20.1XXA – struck by object due to collapse of building (unfortunate, although on the plus side, you survived the building collapse)

 


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