Top 10 Weird ICD-10 Codes - Infectious Disease Advisor

Top 10 Weird ICD-10 Codes

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  • Impressive and worthy of its own code.

    Burn Due to Water Skis on Fire (V91.07X)

    Impressive and worthy of its own code.

  • What contact you ask? Well, it's got to be something other than bitten (W55.41X) or struck (W55.42X). Those have codes of their own.

    Other Contact With Pig (W55.49X)

    What contact you ask? Well, it's got to be something other than bitten (W55.41X) or struck (W55.42X). Those have codes of their own.

  • This is a code that's probably worth remembering.

    Problems in Relationship With In-Laws (Z63.1)

    This is a code that's probably worth remembering.

  • You never know when this code will come in handy, plane and simple.

    Sucked Into Jet Engine (V97.33X)

    You never know when this code will come in handy, plane and simple.

  • Not to be confused with falling on cruise ship due to (alcohol use, unspecified with intoxication, uncomplicated [F10.920]).

    Fall On Board Merchant Ship (V93.30X)

    Not to be confused with falling on cruise ship due to (alcohol use, unspecified with intoxication, uncomplicated [F10.920]).

  • Injuries occurring in the kitchen, dining room, bathroom, cell, swimming pool (?), and courtyard all have their own codes.

    Unspecified Place in Prison as the Place of Occurrence of the External Cause (Y92.149)

    Injuries occurring in the kitchen, dining room, bathroom, cell, swimming pool (?), and courtyard all have their own codes.

  • Follow-up question: Was a phantom involved?

    Opera House as the Place of Occurrence of the External Cause (Y92.253)

    Follow-up question: Was a phantom involved?

  • Because astronauts are patients too.

    Prolonged Stay in Weightless Environment (X52.XXX)

    Because astronauts are patients too.

  • Use of this code usually goes up around Thanksgiving time. If a duck acts as an accomplice, there's a code for that too (W61.62X).

    Struck By Turkey (W61.42XA)

    Use of this code usually goes up around Thanksgiving time. If a duck acts as an accomplice, there's a code for that too (W61.62X).

  • In case you're feeling particularly judgey, there's a code for that.

    Bizarre personal appearance (R46.1)

    In case you're feeling particularly judgey, there's a code for that.

Things just got really specific with the new ICD-10 codes. How specific you ask? Diana Ernst, RPh, has your answer.

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