17 ICD-10 Codes To Cover a Patient’s Worst Nightmare

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.

The Strangest and Most “Out-There” ICD-10 Codes

Here are the top 17 codes for when your patient is most likely a character in a Jim Carey or Bruce Willis movie:

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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