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.
- 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.
- 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