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ICD-10 Codes: Have You Made These Diagnoses?

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  • Anyone who has worked in an office during the summer understands that air conditioning is no joke. Stay warm with this code for excessive exposure to manmade cold.

    W93.8 Exposure to other excessive cold of manmade origin

    Anyone who has worked in an office during the summer understands that air conditioning is no joke. Stay warm with this code for excessive exposure to manmade cold.

  • Multiple studies3,4 found that water-based exercise can have a positive effect on a variety of medical issues, from osteoarthritis to vascular function. However, marine mammals can also be a health hazard: be sure to counsel patients on the dangers of striking dolphins, or they'll be back in your office sooner than you think (keep code W56.02XD: struck by dolphin, subsequent encounter, handy).

    W56.02: Struck by dolphin

    Multiple studies3,4 found that water-based exercise can have a positive effect on a variety of medical issues, from osteoarthritis to vascular function. However, marine mammals can also be a health hazard: be sure to counsel patients on the dangers of striking dolphins, or they'll be back in your office sooner than you think (keep code W56.02XD: struck by dolphin, subsequent encounter, handy).

  • We're not pulling your finger with this one.

    R14.3: Flatulence

    We're not pulling your finger with this one.

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  • Safety first, folks.

    V97.33XD: Sucked into a jet engine, subsequent encounter

    Safety first, folks.

  • Y93.D1: Activity, knitting and crocheting

    Y93.D1: Activity, knitting and crocheting

    Fiber crafts are back, and they're more popular than ever. Knitters and crocheters of all ages are picking up needles. Physicians of particularly enthusiastic crafters may find themselves using this code.

  • Encouraging patients to cultivate hobbies is important. Opera is one of many quality cultural activities, but remember: patients should beware of phantoms.

    Y92.253: Opera house as the place of occurrence of the external cause

    Encouraging patients to cultivate hobbies is important. Opera is one of many quality cultural activities, but remember: patients should beware of phantoms.

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  • Spend any time in space lately? Astronauts experiencing prolonged periods in zero gravity often return home with issues related to osteoporosis.2 NASA's on the case, but until they find a solution, use this code when treating the next Neil Armstrong.

    T75.81: Effects of abnormal gravitation [G] forces

    Spend any time in space lately? Astronauts experiencing prolonged periods in zero gravity often return home with issues related to osteoporosis.2 NASA's on the case, but until they find a solution, use this code when treating the next Neil Armstrong.

  • Farmer beware: the code for "struck by other hoof stock" is considered nonbillable. A more specific code, such as butted by animal, contact with goat, or struck by sheep (W55.82, W55.29, or W55.39), should be used instead. However, if your patient is gored by a goat, this code applies.

    W55.32: Struck by other hoof stock

    Farmer beware: the code for "struck by other hoof stock" is considered nonbillable. A more specific code, such as butted by animal, contact with goat, or struck by sheep (W55.82, W55.29, or W55.39), should be used instead. However, if your patient is gored by a goat, this code applies.

  • Anyone who grew up with a sibling knows the importance of this code — and is telling Mom immediately.

    Z62.891: Sibling Rivalry

    Anyone who grew up with a sibling knows the importance of this code — and is telling Mom immediately.

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  • Olympic enthusiasts will be pleased to know that a code exists for injuries related to any number of snow sports, including alpine and downhill skiing, snowboarding, sledding, tobogganing, and snow tubing. Cross country skiers need not apply.

    Y93.23: Activity, snow skiing, snowboarding, sledding, tobogganing, and snow tubing

    Olympic enthusiasts will be pleased to know that a code exists for injuries related to any number of snow sports, including alpine and downhill skiing, snowboarding, sledding, tobogganing, and snow tubing. Cross country skiers need not apply.

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With more than 141,000 International Classification of Diseases, 10th Edition (ICD-10), diagnosis codes available to clinicians,1 things are bound to get interesting in the physician’s office. The staff at Medical Bag has compiled a list of 10 unusually specific ICD-10 codes that may leave you scratching your head.

 

Compiled by Lauren Biscaldi, Editor.


Share the most unusually specific ICD-10 code you’ve seen in your practice below.


References

1. Boswell MV, Kaye AD, Singh V, Manchikanti L. The tragedy of the implementation of ICD-10-CM as ICD-10: Is the cart before the horse or is there a tragic paradox of misinformation and ignorance? Pain Physician. 2015;18(4):E485-E495.

 

2. Preventing bone loss in space flight with prophylactic use of bisphosphonate: health promotion of the elderly by space medicine technology. Washington, DC: NASA. www.nasa.gov/mission_pages/station/research/benefits/bone_loss.html. Published February 29, 2012. Accessed March 20, 2018.

 

3. Alkatan M, Baker JR, Machin DR, et al. Improved function and reduced pain after swimming and cycling training in patients with osteoarthritis. J Rheumatol. 2016;43:666-672.

 

4. Alkatan M, Machin DR, Baker JR, Akkari AS, Park W, Tanaka H. Effects of swimming and cycling exercise on vascular function in patients with osteoarthritis. Am J Cardiol. 2016;117:141-145.