8 Weird eHealth Diagnosis Codes (ICD 10 codes)

8 weird ehealth diagnosis codes

Diagnosis codes (that seem a little crazy!) your online doctor will be able to bill you for!

ICD 10 codes you won’t believe exist!

Street lamp incidents

  • Code: W22.02XA/XD-XS
  • Diagnosis: Walking into a lamp post.
  • Description: Everyone does it at least once in their lifetime and that’ why there are 3 codes for each encounter.
  • In 2008, 1,000 people were surveyed and 1 out of 10 had suffered injuries while walking and texting.

In-law problems

  • Code: Z63.1
  • Diagnosis: Problems in relationship with in-laws.
  • Description: 60% of women felt that friction with their husband’s mother had caused them long-term stress.
  • Only 15% of men complained that their mothers-in-law caused them headaches.

Siblings that don’t get along

  • Code: Z62.891
  • Diagnosis: Sibling rivalry
  • Description: About 1 in 3 kids who have a sibling have been targeted for some form of physical or verbal abuse and this creates a higher risk for mental health symptoms.

Trapped by a fridge

  • Code: T71.231D
  • Diagnosis: Asphyxiation due to being trapped in a discarded refrigerator, accidental.
  • Description: in the 1950’s, it was common that children would play in abandoned refrigerators and some would die of asphyxiation.

Projectile golf ball

  • Code: W21.04
  • Diagnosis: Struck by golf ball
  • Description: There are separate codes for being hit by a football, soccer ball, baseball, basketball, volleyball, and softball.
  • A golf ball can reach the speed of 211 mph, so rest assured it will hurt.

Hurt at the opera house

  • Code: Y92.253
  • Diagnosis: Opera house as the place of occurrence of the external cause.
  • Description: The primary type of injuries in opera houses is a staggering 50% strains and sprains.

Killer Whale?

  • Code: W56.22XA
  • Diagnosis: Struck by orca, initial encounter.
  • Description: From 1967 to 2012 there have been a recorded 141 incidents with killer whales and humans.
  • Since some whales are in captivity, it increases the number of casualties and subsequent encounters.

Encounter with a cow

  • Code: W55.21
  • Diagnosis: Bitten by a cow.
  • Description: Cows may look docile but they kill more than 5X the number of people that sharks do.

An overview of new Diagnosis

What is ICD-10?

  • International Classification of Diseases
  • When will these changes happen? – October 2015
  • How many codes are there? – 68,000 codes!
  • Why are diagnosis codes so important? – It helps with identifying chronic conditions. It helps to code highest level of specificity, very important for medication purposes. It helps record population acuity of common diseases

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