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gila-monster-smStarting in October 2014 treatment codes that your doctor will use expands from about 13,000 to 85,000.  To insure you have proper care and are billed correcting the codes not only describe your condition (described down to individual bones, muscles, eyelashes or whatever you have on-board) but the circumstances that lead to  your injury or condition.  Hilarity ensues…

Officially known as

International Classification of Diseases, Tenth Revision, Clinical Modification (ICD-10-CM)

IN NO PARTICULAR ORDER

  • E970 Injury due to legal intervention by firearms
  • E971 Injury due to legal intervention by explosives
  • E972 Injury due to legal intervention by gas
  • E973 Injury due to legal intervention by blunt object
  • E974 Injury due to legal intervention by cutting and piercing instrument
  • E975 Injury due to legal intervention by other specified means
  • E976 Injury due to legal intervention by unspecified means
  • E977 Late effects of injuries due to legal intervention
  • E978 Legal execution
  • E979 Terrorism

Those are from last year. There are better ones.

Y9272  Chicken coop as the place of occurrence of the injury.
Mobile Homes are popular:
Y92020
Kitchen in mobile home as the place of occurrence of the external cause
Y92021
Dining room in mobile home as the place of occurrence of the external cause
Y92022
Bathroom in mobile home as the place of occurrence of the external cause
Y92023
Bedroom in mobile home as the place of occurrence of the external cause
Y92024
Driveway of mobile home as the place of occurrence of the external cause
Y92025
Garage of mobile home as the place of occurrence of the external cause
Y92026
Swimming-pool of mobile home as the place of occurrence of the external cause
Y92027
Garden or yard of mobile home as the place of occurrence of the external cause
Y92028
Other place in mobile home as the place of occurrence of the external cause
Y92029
Unspecified place in mobile home as the place of occurrence of the external cause
At Work:
V9542XA  Forced landing of spacecraft injuring occupant, initial encounter
V9545XA  Spacecraft explosion injuring occupant, initial encounter
W5621XA  Bitten by orca, initial encounter
Y36000A   War operations involving explosion of unspecified marine weapon, military personnel, initial encounter
At Home
Y93D1         Activity, knitting and crocheting
V9027XA  Drowning and submersion due to falling or jumping from burning water-skis, initial encounter
W5301XD  Bitten by mouse, subsequent encounter
SEX
F5222
Female sexual arousal disorder
F528
Other sexual dysfunction not due to a substance or known physiological condition
F529
Unspecified sexual dysfunction not due to a substance or known physiological condition
F6551
Sexual masochism
F6552
Sexual sadism
F66
Other sexual disorders
G4482
Headache associated with sexual activity
Z7251
 High risk heterosexual behavior
Z7252
 High risk homosexual behavior
Z7253
 High risk bisexual behavior

OTHER ACCIDENTS

T7501XD   Shock due to being struck by lightning, subsequent encounter
W228XXS Striking against or struck by other objects, sequela
T63112A    Toxic effect of venom of gila monster, intentional self-harm, initial encounter
Okay, stop.  There’s a code if you try to kill yourself with a Gila monster?
Yes.
Look them up yourself and copy and paste it into a comment if you think it’s weird.

 

 

 


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  • Joyce Miller via Facebook March 6, 2015, 17:06

    Good grief.

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