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.
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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