OK, so depending on where your patient lives and what they do for a living (or for fun, we’re not here to judge), getting struck by a turtle, or pecked by a chicken (ICD10 codes W59.22XA and W61.33XA respectively, in case you were wondering) is completely within the realm of possibility.
In order to prove that the transition from ICD-10 to ICD-10 is here to help and not harm you and your medical practice, the authors of the new set of codes have (quite literally, it seems) really thought of everything.
1. It can happen to moo
W55.21 Bitten by a Cow
2. Roller derby
V00.01 Pedestrian on foot injured in collision with roller skater
3. Escape from Alcatraz
Y92.146 Swimming pool of prison as the place of occurrence of the external cause
4. It’s funny because it’s true
Z63.1 Problems in relationship with in-laws
5. It’s hard out there for a nerd
Y92.241 Hurt at the library
6. It ain’t over until the fat lady strains something….
Y92.253 Hurt at the opera
7. War games
V94810 Civilian watercraft involved in water transport accident with military watercraft
8. Houston, we have a problem
X52 Prolonged stay in weightless environment
9. Murder she crocheted
Y93D1 Stabbed while crocheting
10. If a tree falls in the forest and no one hears it
Y34 Unspecified event, undetermined intent
11. Flock of seagulls
V97.33XD: Sucked into jet engine, subsequent encounter
12. Vampire diaries
S10.87XA: Other superficial bite of other specified part of neck, initial encounter
13. It’s Bond. James Bond
Y93.D: V91.07XD: Burn due to water-skis on fire, subsequent encounter
14. The truth is out there
W22.02XD: V95.43XS: Spacecraft collision injuring occupant, sequela
15. Send in the clowns
R46.1: Bizarre personal appearance.
16. Everybody poops
R15.2 Fecal Urgency
17. Dangerous Beauty
Y92.250 Art gallery as the place of occurrence of the external cause
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